2017 LEAF Summit

APA Florida, Gold Coast Section


Thursday, March 23, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CDT

Miami, FL, United States

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The premeir exchange on trees in Miami-Dade County featuring best practices from green cities, highlights from the Miami-Dade Urban Tree Canopy Assessment, and other persentatins and discussions about urban forestry and planning.



Henry Hochmair

Dr. Henry Hochmair is an Associate Professor of Geomatics with the University of Florida and located at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie. He received his PhD in Geographic Information Science from the Technical University of Vienna and has been teaching at various universities in Austria, Germany ... Read More

Chris Peiffer

Chris Peiffer is a graduate from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Science’s Urban Forestry Bachelor Degree program and is a certified arborist with a broad background in urban forest management and practice. At Plan-It Geo, Chris has assisted in the collection of tree inventory data, inventory data synthesis ... Read More

Ian Leahy

Ian Leahy, Director of Urban Forests, American Forests Bio for LEAF Summit (feel free to cut and edit as necessary for space and audience): Ian Leahy has served as director of American Forests’ urban programs for three years, helping the field of urban forestry better engage with other disciplines and ... Read More

Kathryn Ott Lovell

Kathryn Ott Lovell was appointed Commissioner of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department by Mayor Jim Kenney in January 2016. As Commissioner, Kathryn oversees 700 employees and over 10,100 acres of land, 500 buildings, 225 miles of trail, 250 playgrounds and thousands of programs and events throughout Philadelphia's ... Read More

Charles Brown

Charles Brown, MPA, is a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. He has 15 years of public and private sector experience in transportation planning, policy, and research. He ... Read More

Contact Info

Jerry Bell, Jerry.Bell@miamidade.gov