Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Casey Trees "Canopy Connections" annual conference, Wednesday March 25th, 2015

Reposted because the event is tomorrow

While geared to professionals more than to advocates and interested citizens, Casey Trees -- the city's advocacy and technical assistance organization focused on improving DC's urban forest -- their annual conference advances their agenda of improving the city by focusing on maintaining, extending, managing, and improving the city's tree inventory.

The theme for this year's conference is "Urban Forests for Public Good" and features presentations by five distinguished experts who will address "how urban forests and other natural areas improve our lives and provide various health, environmental, economic and social benefits."

There is a fee for the conference and registration is required.

Keynote: Better Health From Cradle to Grave — Why We Need Nature in the City!
Dr. Kathleen Wolf — Research Social Scientist, University of Washington

Turning Wastes into Assets in the Sustainable City
Mike Galvin — Director of the Consulting Group, SavATree
Dr. Morgan Grove — Social Ecologist and Team Leader, USDA Forest Service’s Baltimore Field Station

Social Benefits of Greening: Urban Forestry in the Anthropocene
Dr. Jessica Vogt — Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science, Furman University

Celebrate the Canopy in the “City of Trees”
Melanie Choukas-Bradley — Author, City of Trees and A Year in Rock Creek Park

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