Network of contacts could be useful to other Earth Institute Projects
The Columbia University/UNESCO Joint Program on Biosphere and Society (CUBES)
has initiated a project in Cape Town, S. Africa, to study how a city with
high rates of urban problems—poverty, HIV and tuberculosis, population
growth in informal settlements lacking basic services—can address urban
issues while protecting endangered, globally significant biodiversity and
critical ecosystems within the Cape Floral Region, the smallest and most
diverse of the world’s six floral kingdoms.