Intersection of Planning & Urban Forestry

APA Kentucky Chapter

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Friday, May 19, 2017
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. CDT

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Overview

Traditionally the domain of parks or public works departments, urban forestry has quickly moved into the realm of service-providing city infrastructure.  For those communities that see the full strategic picture, healthy tree canopy in cities can be an effective tool to solving many urban challenges: climate change & resiliency,  urban heat islands, successful business districts, better public health, quality of life, neighborhood revitalization, aging in place and walkability.  Are trees going to solve any of these issues by themselves?  For most, no.  But if they aren't considered and incorporated (and protected) into city planning, cities can lose large amounts of canopy quickly and without the ability to recover for 50+ years.  Learn more about the impact of trees on cities, and some of the planning initiatives currently underway in urban forestry across the US to battle some of these issues. 

Attendees will learn about the impact of trees on cities as it relates the trends in planning today: climate change & resiliency, urban heat islands, successful business districts, better public health, quality of life, neighborhood revitalization, aging in place and walkability.   Additionally the talk will cover how many cities are battling their own urban forestry challenges today.

Speakers

Rachel Comte

Invited Speaker

Rachel Comte is a project manager for Davey Resource Group based out of the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. She is responsible for managing special projects throughout the eastern U.S. and managing large, high-end urban forestry consulting projects including master plan and management plan development. Ms. Comte has ... Read More

Contact Info

Lindsay Walker, lindsay.walker@kimley-horn.com