Title: Green Infrastructure – A Lesson in Change
Date & Time: Tuesday, 18 July, 6:00PM BST, 7:00PM CEST, 8:00PM EEST.
Green Infrastructure has been elevated as a means to an end for communities who are dealing with polluted run-off. From a design perspective, it has also been an agent of change in how urban foresters, engineers and landscape architects work together.
Donna Foster, a landscape architect with the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern State and Private Forestry, takes us on a journey of engagement and relationship building, exploring how past and present views on tree planting and design have merged while cultivating more respect and understanding between three professions as they work to reclaim unused lands, address environmental justice and create livable biologically functioning places in cities and towns across the nation.
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Title: Cultivating and activating a natural infrastructure workforce
Date & Time: Wednesday, 19 July, 6:00PM BST, 7:00PM CEST, 8:00PM EEST.
Public demand has increased the need for natural innovations that make cities more environmentally friendly and more pleasant places to live. This demand has led to growth in the number of available entry-level jobs with some advancement potential, ranging from maintenance of urban gardens to installation of natural systems that manage stormwater flooding. Sara Lamback of Jobs for the Future will discuss the findings of the NatureWORKS project that identifies current and emerging trends in the green infrastructure workforce and examines the potential of these projects to spur job creation. Dave Gamstetter, Cincinatti Ohio Parks Department, will give illustrative examples of job training and job creation spurred by green infrastructure projects in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Title: Tree Growth and Response in a Changing Environment
Date & Time: Thursday, 20 July, 5:00PM BST, 6:00PM CEST, 7:00PM EEST.
Dr. Janusz Zwiazek, Professor and Tree Physiologist, University of Alberta, will discuss how trees grow and develop, and their response to changes in our climate and rapidly urbanizing landscapes. This is crucial information for the urban foresters, planners, designers and landscape architects who will be determining the Urban Forest of the future.
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