CityViews 9/26/11: Reviving Topophilia

Dr. Scott Sampson is speaking Tuesday, Sept. 27 about the new human-nature relationship.


Segment 1:

Paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Scott Sampson is asking a provocative question: With the rise of global homogenization and a steep decline in time spent outdoors over the past few decades, are we as humans losing our love of place? On Monday, Sampson joins Jennifer to talk about reviving topophilia (love of place).

Sampson will deliver the 61st annual Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rice Eccles Stadium Varsity Room. To RSVP, call 801-585-0911.


  • Dr. Scott D. Sampson, Research Curator at the Utah Museum of Natural History and Adjunct Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah

Segment 2:

A new investigative report by the Salt Lake Tribune details the deterioration of the forests in the Intermountain West. What’s causing the decline and what does it mean for our ecosystem?



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