Northernlands 3 - Biodiversity in the Context of Cities

About Rory Canavan

Associate at Ove Arup & Partners Ltd

Rory Canavan leads the Arup Ecology and Biodiversity team in Yorkshire & Northwest England. His role entails responding to directly to the biodiversity agenda and the wider interrelationship with the climate emergency. He is more broadly responsible for the development of ecological and biological sciences within Arup. Leading on innovation and foresight, e.g. regenerative design, urban biodiversity, and horizon scanning. He has a direct focus on rapidly emerging agendas; e.g. member of the design committee for Science Based Targets for nature for Cities and an appointed member of the Scientific and Expert Committee for Infrastructure and Ecology Network Europe (IENE).


After the conference we would really appreciate your feedback about what you found useful and what we could do in the future.


Nothernlands 3 is a collaboration between ODI Leeds and The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the start of activity to create, support, and amplify the cultural links between The Netherlands and the North of England. It is with their generous and vigourous support, and the support of other energetic organisations, that Northernlands can be delivered.

  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • West Yorkshire Innovation Festival