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Humanity's increasing detachment from the natural world, now spending 90% of its time indoors, has triggered crises in mental health, longevity, and hope for future generations. As we drift further from nature, the looming threat of extreme weather events like historic floods, heatwaves, and wildfires becomes more pronounced. Yet, amidst these challenges, there's a growing acknowledgment of nature's potential to fortify and revitalize our urban environments.‍‍

Enter THE NATURE OF OUR CITIES, a groundbreaking exploration of how technology is aiding nature in these critical times. Through modern advancements, we're witnessing a symbiosis between technology and nature, fostering resilience and sustainability. These advancements include:‍

  • Laser-mapping that identifies at-risk neighborhoods to fight deadly health disparities
  • A.I.-powered robots that prevent wildfires from reaching urban areas
  • “Talking trees” that raise awareness of increasing deforestation in a major city
  • Apps that track nature exposure to improve health and reduce depression
  • Intelligent water gardens that protect cities from floods and hurricanes 
  • Advanced sensors that achieve 99% tree survival in dry, hot summers

Now is the time to extend the technology we've developed indoors to the outdoors—and transform our world. We do not have to resign ourselves to our fate amidst an increasingly hostile climate. With revolutionary innovations, nature is no longer a threat, but our greatest ally. Read THE NATURE OF OUR CITIES and uncover the promising future that lies ahead. Published by Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.

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When I started writing this book, I knew it would be a ton of work. So, when it was time to share it with the world, I wanted to make sure it was fun and memorable. Talking to experienced authors and marketing experts, I discovered that getting lots of pre-orders is key to making a book a hit.

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Just for fun: For a truly immersive experience, spend a day with me in Toronto, Amsterdam, or Curaçao. Explore my favorite urban nature spots while enjoying coffee, lunch, and a 1:1 coaching session. Local expenses covered; travel and accommodation expenses not included.

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Advance praise for THE NATURE OF OUR CITIES

“Where we live has an immense impact on longevity, and as an advocate for healthy living, I understand the pivotal role nature plays in shaping our communities. Galle's exploration of urban ecology and tech innovation offers hope for transforming our living spaces. I'm optimistic her work will guide us towards practical steps for a greener, brighter future, benefiting generations young and old.” 
— Dan Buettner, #1 New York Times best-selling author of "The Blue Zones"

"Drawing from extensive research, illuminating interviews with leading experts, and her own journey of self-discovery, Nadina explores our disconnection from nature and the profound implications of city living in the 21st century. Her insights are both enlightening and empowering. With a rare blend of expertise and relatability, she's written a must-read for anyone seeking to understand how to leverage the power of nature to improve our lives."
— Michael Easter, New York Times best-selling author of "The Comfort Crisis" and "Scarcity Brain"

“In The Nature of Our Cities, Nadina Galle masterfully combines humor and poignant narratives to showcase the transformative power of nature on humanity. Her book serves as a deeply insightful blueprint for the future of our connection to the outdoors — and is a delightful joy to read. Galle's work not only underscores the urgency of integrating ecosystems into urban life but also highlights the joy and fulfillment found in reconnecting with nature.”
— Robin Thurston, Founder and CEO of Outside Interactive Inc.

“How to address our estrangement from the natural world? Nadina Galle has a possible antidote for this crucial question - an Internet of Nature....Digital technologies, sensors, and AI - tools we often associate with cold, hard progress—can, in fact, be our allies in understanding and nurturing nature. Her Internet of Nature is not just a concept; it's a tangible, hopeful path to recentering nature in the heart of our built environment.”
— Prof. Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT Senseable City Lab

“How cities are built is the most important decision of our time. Half of the urban homes that will exist within our children’s lives have not been built. An emerging talent in nature writing, Nadina demonstrates how technology can create cities radically different, with nature everywhere.”
— Gil Penalosa, Founder, 8-80 Cities and City of Toronto Mayoral Candidate (2023)

“In her book The Nature of Our Cities, author and urban greening scholar Nadina Galle takes us on an invigorating and deeply personal journey to greening initiatives across the world’s cities. This book is a must-read for everyone who wants to create cities, neighborhoods, and streets that are greener and healthier. Starting from a grim, powerful image of a city that could be if we don’t get our act together, Nadina introduces us skilfully to many of the people and projects making a real difference, in an inspirational story of urgency, hope, and possibility.”
— Prof. Cecil Konijnendijk, Global Urban Forester and Founder of the Nature-Based Solutions Institute

“Exploring the intricate dance between urban landscapes and natural wilderness, The Nature of Our Cities echoes the sentiments of The Outdoor Citizen, reminding us that the heart of a city beats in harmony with the natural world. It's a compelling journey through spaces where concrete and greenery coexist, urging us to get outdoors and become stewards of our natural environments.”
— John Judge, Author of "The Outdoor Citizen"

“Nadina beautifully intertwines ecological wonders with technological ingenuity, inspiring us to reimagine our cities as thriving ecosystems. Anyone who cares about building a connected, sustainable future should read this book.”
— Don Tapscott C.M., Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, and Social Innovator

“In The Nature of Our Cities, Nadina Galle explores the transformative potential of emerging technologies in urban ecosystems. From fire-fighting robots to smart water gardens, Galle showcases how these innovations not only protect but also connect us with nature. Through compelling narratives and vivid descriptions, she reveals the unseen wonders of urban landscapes and the remarkable ways in which technology can give voice to the natural world. Join Galle on an exhilarating journey as she introduces us to the pioneers shaping the future of urban conservation. The Nature of Our Cities is a hopeful and immersive exploration of how technology can empower us to be better stewards of the environment.”
— Prof. Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia and Founder of "Biophilic Cities"

"Not only the trees in distant forests but also those right around the corner can play a vital role in the environment. As Nadina explore they also bring us shade, recreation, beauty, and hope."
— Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund

“Nadina’s prose is a joy, flowing across the page to imagine a present and future nature of cities that is both knowledge-centered and human: at once thoughtful and emotional.”
— David Maddox, Ph.D., Scientist, Artist, and Executive Director of "The Nature of Cities"