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Biophilic Cities Launch October 17-20, 2013

University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia, USA The Biophilic Cities Launch is generously funded by the Summit Foundation, the George Mitchell Foundation, and the Plavnik Fund. http://biophiliccities.org

Keynotes

Schedule

Events

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John Hadidian, Ph.D.

Cecilia Polacow! Herzog

Matt Howard

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Senior Scientist, Wildlife

Landscape Architect

Environmental Sustainability Director

Humane Society of the

President, INVERDE Institute

City of Milwaukee

Washington, DC, USA

United States

Welcome from the Biophilic Cities Team With funding from the Washington, D.C.-based Summit Foundation, and the George Mitchell Foundation, the Biophilic Cities Project has been exploring the many creative ways in which cities can plan for and integrate nature. We have been developing metrics for understanding urban nature, and documenting the many ways cities foster connections to the natural world.

Amy Savage

Jana Soderlund!

Craig Thomas

Fremantle, Western Australia

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Biology

Sustainability Policy Institute

School of Sustainability

North Carolina State University

Curtin University

Arizona State University

Durham, North Carolina, USA

The Biophilic Cities Launch convenes our partner cities and launches the global Biophilic Cities Network. With keynote talks by Jennifer Wolch and Stephen Kellert, much of the conference will feature partner city representatives sharing experiences from across the country and the globe. There will be a host of events and activities to increase awareness of what is possible for nature in cities. Along with the presentations, an exhibition will be mounted in the Architecture School’s Elmaleh gallery, with images, maps, videos and projects on display and contributed by partner cities. Welcome to the launch of our Biophilic Cities Network! Tim Beatley, Ph.D.

Tim Beatley, Ph.D. Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia School of Architecture

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Keynote Speakers Amber Bill

Peter Brastow

Matt Burlin

Wellington, New Zealand

San Francisco, California, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

Programme Manager

Senior Biodiversity Coordinator

Environmental Program Coordinator

Our Living City

San Francisco Department

Wellington City Council

of the Environment

City of Portland Environmental Services

Jennifer Wolch, Ph.D. “Biophilic Cities Manifesto” Thursday, October 17, 6:00 pm

Lena Chan

Sabine Courcier

Rebeca Dios Lema

Singapore

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Director

Planning Advisor

Architect

National Biodiversity Centre

Large Parks and Greening Department

Ph.D. Candidate

National Parks Board of Singapore

Ville de Montréal

Polytechnic University of Madrid

Jennifer Wolch, Ph.D., is the William W. Wurster Dean of the College of Environmental Design and Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Her recent work analyzes connections between city form, physical activity, and public health, and develops strategies to improve access to urban parks and recreational resources. She has authored and co-authored over 125 academic journal articles and book chapters. A!

Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D. “Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern City” Friday, October 18, 1:00 pm

Scott T. Edmondson, AICP

Nick Grayson

San Francisco, California, USA

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Wellington, New Zealand

Planner-Economist, Information and Analysis Group

Climate Change and Sustainability Manager

Research Advisor

San Francisco Planning Department

Birmingham City Council

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Kelly Hare

Victoria University of Wellington

Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D., is the Tweedy Ordway Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology and Senior Research Scholar at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His work focuses on the connection between nature and humanity with a particular interest in the human need for nature, environmental conservation, and sustainable design and development. He has authored more than 150 publications, including newly released Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World. 3


Events Tours

Schedule

Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village David Neuman Friday, Oct 18, 4:30pm

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Meadow Creek Restoration Chris Gensic Saturday, Oct 19 3:00pm

Thursday, October 17, 2013 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration (Campbell Hall)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nature and the University (Campbell Hall 205) Kelly Hare, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Craig Thomas, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona Jana Soderlund, Curtin University, Fremantle, Australia

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Green Wall Workshop (Second floor terrace)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Biophilic Cities Exhibit Reception (Elmaleh Gallery)

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

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The Dell at the University of Virginia Kennon Williams Friday, Oct 18, 4:30pm

Partner Introductions at 5:30 pm

Keynote Address: Dr. Jennifer Wolch (Campbell Hall 153)

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Special Events Green Drinks The Livery Stable Saturday, Oct 19 5:00pm Cities + Coyotes CitySpace John Hadidian Saturday, Oct 19 7:00pm

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Urban Ant Safari! Join Amy M. Savage, Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Biology at North Carolina State University, for an Urban Ant Safari! Stop by her booth on the Downtown Pedestrian Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia anytime from 12pm-4pm on Saturday, October 19 to learn about the diversity and ecosystem services of ants and in particular what is known about the ants that live in cities. 9

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Friday, October 18, 2013 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration (Campbell Hall 153 Lobby)

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction (Campbell Hall 153) Tim Beatley, Ph.D.

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Nature in the Compact City (Campbell Hall 153) Lena Chan, Director, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board of Singapore Matt Burlin, Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Portland Environmental Services, Portland, Oregon, USA Rebeca Dios Lema, Architect, Ph.D. Candidate, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Urban Nature on the Edge (Campbell Hall 153) Amber Bill, Programme Manager, Our Living City, Wellington City Council, Wellington, New Zealand Cecilia Polacow Herzog, Landscape Architect, President, INVERDE Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Biophilic Cities Exhibition

Scott T. Edmondson, AICP, Planner-Economist, Information and Analysis Group, San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco, California, USA

October 6-26, 2013 University of Virginia School of Architecture

Biophilic Cities are cities that contain abundant nature; they are cities that care about, seek to protect, restore and grow this nature, and that strive to foster deep connections and daily contact with the natural world. A biophilic city is committed to putting nature at the heart of its decision-making. The Biophilic Cities Exhibit, in the Elmaleh Gallery on the second floor of Campbell Hall, shares glimpses of each city’s urban nature with photographs, maps, and videos.

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Peter Brastow, Senior Biodiversity Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment, San Francisco, California, USA

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break Dining options include Food Trucks in the Fralin Museum parking lot, Fine Arts Café (Campbell Hall), and restaurant options on the Corner (east of Jefferson’s Rotunda on University Avenue) 5


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Friday, October 18, 2013 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Keynote Address: Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D. (Campbell Hall 153)

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Book Signing with Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Nature Reinventing the City (Campbell Hall 153) Nick Grayson, Climate Change and Sustainability Manager, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham, United Kingdom Sabine Courcier, Planning Advisor, Large Parks and Greening Department, Ville de Montréal, Canada Matt Howard, Environmental Sustainability Director, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Concluding Thoughts and Preview of Saturday Activities

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Walking Tours (choose one) Thomas Jefferson’s Historic Academical Village (with David Neuman) The University of Virginia Dell (with Kennon Williams)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinner Break

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Film Screenings (Campbell Hall 153) Film Shorts Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life Q&A with Filmmaker Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Light Breakfast (CitySpace)

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Introduction to Biophilic Cities Network Workshop (CitySpace) Tim Beatley, Ph.D.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Biophilic Cities Network Workshop (CitySpace)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch (CitySpace)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Biophilic Cities Network Next Steps (CitySpace)

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Urban Ant Safari (with Amy Savage) (Downtown Mall) Learn about the diversity and ecosystem services of ants and in particular what is known about the ants that live in cities

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Earthwalk: Meadow Creek Restoration Meet in Omni Hotel Lobby

5:00 pm

Green Drinks Cocktail Hour (The Livery Stable)

7:00 pm

Cities + Coyotes (with John Hadidian) (CitySpace) Strategies for Coexisting with Urban Wildlife

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Friday, October 18, 2013 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Keynote Address: Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D. (Campbell Hall 153)

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Book Signing with Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Nature Reinventing the City (Campbell Hall 153) Nick Grayson, Climate Change and Sustainability Manager, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham, United Kingdom Sabine Courcier, Planning Advisor, Large Parks and Greening Department, Ville de Montréal, Canada Matt Howard, Environmental Sustainability Director, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Concluding Thoughts and Preview of Saturday Activities

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Walking Tours (choose one) Thomas Jefferson’s Historic Academical Village (with David Neuman) The University of Virginia Dell (with Kennon Williams)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinner Break

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Film Screenings (Campbell Hall 153) Film Shorts Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life Q&A with Filmmaker Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Light Breakfast (CitySpace)

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Introduction to Biophilic Cities Network Workshop (CitySpace) Tim Beatley, Ph.D.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Biophilic Cities Network Workshop (CitySpace)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch (CitySpace)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Biophilic Cities Network Next Steps (CitySpace)

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Urban Ant Safari (with Amy Savage) (Downtown Mall) Learn about the diversity and ecosystem services of ants and in particular what is known about the ants that live in cities

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Earthwalk: Meadow Creek Restoration Meet in Omni Hotel Lobby

5:00 pm

Green Drinks Cocktail Hour (The Livery Stable)

7:00 pm

Cities + Coyotes (with John Hadidian) (CitySpace) Strategies for Coexisting with Urban Wildlife

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Friday, October 18, 2013 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration (Campbell Hall 153 Lobby)

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction (Campbell Hall 153) Tim Beatley, Ph.D.

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Nature in the Compact City (Campbell Hall 153) Lena Chan, Director, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board of Singapore Matt Burlin, Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Portland Environmental Services, Portland, Oregon, USA Rebeca Dios Lema, Architect, Ph.D. Candidate, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Urban Nature on the Edge (Campbell Hall 153) Amber Bill, Programme Manager, Our Living City, Wellington City Council, Wellington, New Zealand Cecilia Polacow Herzog, Landscape Architect, President, INVERDE Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Biophilic Cities Exhibition

Scott T. Edmondson, AICP, Planner-Economist, Information and Analysis Group, San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco, California, USA

October 6-26, 2013 University of Virginia School of Architecture

Biophilic Cities are cities that contain abundant nature; they are cities that care about, seek to protect, restore and grow this nature, and that strive to foster deep connections and daily contact with the natural world. A biophilic city is committed to putting nature at the heart of its decision-making. The Biophilic Cities Exhibit, in the Elmaleh Gallery on the second floor of Campbell Hall, shares glimpses of each city’s urban nature with photographs, maps, and videos.

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Peter Brastow, Senior Biodiversity Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment, San Francisco, California, USA

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break Dining options include Food Trucks in the Fralin Museum parking lot, Fine Arts Café (Campbell Hall), and restaurant options on the Corner (east of Jefferson’s Rotunda on University Avenue) 5


Events Tours

Schedule

Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village David Neuman Friday, Oct 18, 4:30pm

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Meadow Creek Restoration Chris Gensic Saturday, Oct 19 3:00pm

Thursday, October 17, 2013 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration (Campbell Hall)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nature and the University (Campbell Hall 205) Kelly Hare, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Craig Thomas, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona Jana Soderlund, Curtin University, Fremantle, Australia

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Green Wall Workshop (Second floor terrace)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Biophilic Cities Exhibit Reception (Elmaleh Gallery)

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

B!

The Dell at the University of Virginia Kennon Williams Friday, Oct 18, 4:30pm

Partner Introductions at 5:30 pm

Keynote Address: Dr. Jennifer Wolch (Campbell Hall 153)

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Special Events Green Drinks The Livery Stable Saturday, Oct 19 5:00pm Cities + Coyotes CitySpace John Hadidian Saturday, Oct 19 7:00pm

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Urban Ant Safari! Join Amy M. Savage, Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Biology at North Carolina State University, for an Urban Ant Safari! Stop by her booth on the Downtown Pedestrian Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia anytime from 12pm-4pm on Saturday, October 19 to learn about the diversity and ecosystem services of ants and in particular what is known about the ants that live in cities. 9

©!Alex!Wild!


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Keynote Speakers Amber Bill

Peter Brastow

Matt Burlin

Wellington, New Zealand

San Francisco, California, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

Programme Manager

Senior Biodiversity Coordinator

Environmental Program Coordinator

Our Living City

San Francisco Department

Wellington City Council

of the Environment

City of Portland Environmental Services

Jennifer Wolch, Ph.D. “Biophilic Cities Manifesto” Thursday, October 17, 6:00 pm

Lena Chan

Sabine Courcier

Rebeca Dios Lema

Singapore

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Director

Planning Advisor

Architect

National Biodiversity Centre

Large Parks and Greening Department

Ph.D. Candidate

National Parks Board of Singapore

Ville de Montréal

Polytechnic University of Madrid

Jennifer Wolch, Ph.D., is the William W. Wurster Dean of the College of Environmental Design and Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Her recent work analyzes connections between city form, physical activity, and public health, and develops strategies to improve access to urban parks and recreational resources. She has authored and co-authored over 125 academic journal articles and book chapters. A!

Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D. “Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern City” Friday, October 18, 1:00 pm

Scott T. Edmondson, AICP

Nick Grayson

San Francisco, California, USA

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Wellington, New Zealand

Planner-Economist, Information and Analysis Group

Climate Change and Sustainability Manager

Research Advisor

San Francisco Planning Department

Birmingham City Council

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Kelly Hare

Victoria University of Wellington

Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D., is the Tweedy Ordway Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology and Senior Research Scholar at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His work focuses on the connection between nature and humanity with a particular interest in the human need for nature, environmental conservation, and sustainable design and development. He has authored more than 150 publications, including newly released Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World. 3


John Hadidian, Ph.D.

Cecilia Polacow! Herzog

Matt Howard

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Senior Scientist, Wildlife

Landscape Architect

Environmental Sustainability Director

Humane Society of the

President, INVERDE Institute

City of Milwaukee

Washington, DC, USA

United States

Welcome from the Biophilic Cities Team With funding from the Washington, D.C.-based Summit Foundation, and the George Mitchell Foundation, the Biophilic Cities Project has been exploring the many creative ways in which cities can plan for and integrate nature. We have been developing metrics for understanding urban nature, and documenting the many ways cities foster connections to the natural world.

Amy Savage

Jana Soderlund!

Craig Thomas

Fremantle, Western Australia

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Biology

Sustainability Policy Institute

School of Sustainability

North Carolina State University

Curtin University

Arizona State University

Durham, North Carolina, USA

The Biophilic Cities Launch convenes our partner cities and launches the global Biophilic Cities Network. With keynote talks by Jennifer Wolch and Stephen Kellert, much of the conference will feature partner city representatives sharing experiences from across the country and the globe. There will be a host of events and activities to increase awareness of what is possible for nature in cities. Along with the presentations, an exhibition will be mounted in the Architecture School’s Elmaleh gallery, with images, maps, videos and projects on display and contributed by partner cities. Welcome to the launch of our Biophilic Cities Network! Tim Beatley, Ph.D.

Tim Beatley, Ph.D. Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia School of Architecture

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Guide to Charlottesville Dining on The Corner Good places to grab a bite to eat for lunch or dinner on Friday Bodo’s Bagels 1609 University Ave 434.293.6021 Mon-Fri 7 am – 8 pm Sat-Sun 8 am – 8 pm Sandwiches, Salads, and Freshly Baked New York-style Bagels. Local since 1988!

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Transportation If you are driving to the Launch, you may park free of charge at the Culbreth Parking Garage (130 Culbreth Road).

The Virginian Restaurant 1521 University Ave 434.984.4667 Mon-Sun 11 am – 2am A Charlottesville tradition since 1923, stop by for great Southern comfort food. Littlejohn's New York Delicatessen 1427 W Main St 434.977.0588 Mon-Sun 6 am – 6 am Traditional deli and flatbread sandwiches plus hand tossed salads and vegetarian options. Take It Away Sandwich Shop 115 Elliewood Ave 434.295.1899 Mon-Fri 10 am – 6 pm Sat 10 am – 4 pm Fresh made sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts, and great wines too. Para Coffee 19 Elliewood Ave 434.293.4412 Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm Sat-Sun 9 am – 3 pm Great coffees made with local Shenandoah Joe beans, tea, plus breakfast and brunch edibles. Basil 109 14th St NW 434.977.5700 Mon-Sat 11 am – 10 pm Cuisine from the rich Mediterranean region, from pastas to falafel to great seafood.

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Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) has several buses that run service in the city with stops around the University. The Free Trolley- Several stops by UVa Hospital and along The Corner Route 7- Connects Fashion Square Mall, UVa Hospital, and Downtown. UVa University Transit System (UTS) runs several buses throughout the University Grounds: uva.transloc.com.

Taxi Services: 

Cville Taxi 434.806.6532

Yellow Taxi 434.295.4131

Anytime Taxi 434.977.5522


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Dining on The Downtown Mall The Flat: Takeaway Creperie 111 E Water St 434.978.3528 Tue-Thu 11 am – 9 pm Fri-Sat 11 am – 11 pm Fresh made sweet and savory crepes!

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Contacts University of Virginia School of Architecture (1)-434-924-3715 Campbell Hall 110 Bayly Drive Charlottesville, VA 22903 CitySpace (1)-434-971-2787 100 5th St NE Charlottesville, VA 22902 Emergency? Dial 9-1-1

Splendora's Gelato Café 317 E Main St 434.296.8555 Mon-Thu 7:30 am – 10 pm Fri-Sat 9 am – 11 pm A huge selection of unique flavors to choose from, and the best pistachio gelato you’ll have. Citizen Burger Bar 212 E Main St 434.979.9944 Mon-Thu, Sun 11:30 am – 12 am Fri-Sat 11:30 am – 2 am A delicious burger made with local ingredients is your right! Zocalo 201 E Main St 434.977.4944 Tue-Sun 5 pm – 2 am Signature cocktails served with Latin American fusion food on the scenic Downtown Mall. The Whiskey Jar 227 W Main St 434.202.1549 Mon-Sat 11 am – 2:30 pm Mon-Thu 5 pm – 12 am Traditional cuisine from Virginia's Piedmont region. Mudhouse Coffee 213 W Main St 434.984.6833 Mon-Thu 7 am – 10 pm Fri-Sat 7 am – 11 pm A coffeehouse where skate punks and city councilors can both relax with a good cup of coffee.

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Biophilic Cities Launch October 17-20, 2013

University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia, USA The Biophilic Cities Launch is generously funded by the Summit Foundation, the George Mitchell Foundation, and the Plavnik Fund. http://biophiliccities.org

Keynotes

Schedule

Events

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