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An associate professor from U of I will be speaking at the World Economic Forum

Ming Kuo, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, will be speaking on “the connections between mental health, urbanization, and loss of contact with nature, making the case that investments in urban greening could improve mental and physical health.”

Kuo, an expert in urban greening, is the first person from the University of Illinois to speak at the forum’s annual meeting, which takes place in Davos, Switzerland next week. Thousands of global business leaders and heads of state attend each year with the goal of, according to the website, shaping “the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year.”

After the conference, Kuo’s presentation will be available on YouTube.

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Top image: Ming Kuo is in the center of the photo. She is wearing a gray collared shirt and glasses, and her black and gray hair is in a bun. In the background there are students walking on a campus sidewalk. Photo by William Zbaren, Heinz Foundation.

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