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The Future City

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In the Future City Podcast, we speak with extraordinary people you normally wouldn’t hear from about the future of cities. From cocktail artists to urban planners, green thumbs to financial analysts, we share stories about how these creative thinkers and doers are shaping the cities you live in.

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Jul 24, 2021

What if doctors and educators prescribed nature?

On today's episode of The Future City Podcast, Eyal and Louka speak with Dr Melissa Lem and not-for-profit educator and leader Jennie McCaffrey about how nature can be prescribed for health and education.

Dr Melissa Lem is a Vancouver family physician. A board member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and strategic advisor to the BC Parks Foundation, she is a passionate advocate for the health benefits of time spent in nature. She is currently a clinical faculty member at the University of British Columbia.

Jennie McCaffrey is an experienced educator, facilitator, and project manager who leads environmental protection initiatives at the intersection of schools, non-profits, industry groups, and regional and federal governments. Jennie works with the British Columbia Parks Foundation's Healthy By Nature initiative, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation Education, and the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia.