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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland


Integrating Experts, Communities, and Online Resources for Equitably Expanding Urban Tree Canopy


Wednesday, January 11 2017, 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM


1 hour, 15 minutes


This webinar will provide context for assembling city-scale programs that enable community groups, researchers, and city staff to advance urban canopy management and expansion.


Event Types > Training & Education > Seminar/Workshop/Class


Urban Forestry's Angie DiSalvo will present the context for the City of Portland's urban canopy management, including a description of the structure and findings from a volunteer tree inventory, policy changes, and the challenges and opportunities for urban canopy stewardship. Vivek Shandas, of Portland State University, will then share an overview of the expert data systems that support the expansion of tree canopy and availability of online resources that support community activism.

Together they will describe an emerging partnership between city and university that fulfills legal mandates and addresses inequitable distribution of canopy, and describe processes for integrating datasets and university students in creation of an urban tree planting strategy.

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