Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Urban Forest Symposium At Center For Urban Horticulture Today

UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) is holding the 2016 Urban Forest Symposium all day today.

The information says:
Explosive population growth is underway in the Puget Sound Region. The 2016 Urban Forest Symposium will explore approaches to sustaining the urban forest in the face of this rapid densification. We will hear the environmental history of the Seattle area and its relation to social justice.
Speakers will introduce the tenants of Smart Growth initiatives which have been widely adopted by policy makers, influencing land use decisions and the urban forest in Seattle and around the world. Case studies of successful approaches from Seattle and other cities will offer insights into ways to creatively address our local challenges.
  • David B. Williams, freelance writer and naturalist. Author of Too High and Too Steep, and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist
  • John McNeil, past Manager of Forestry Services, Oakville, Ontario
  • Laurie Reid, Urban Forestry Supervisor, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Shelley Bolser, Land Use Planning Supervisor, Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections
  • Roger Valdez, Director, Smart Growth Seattle
  • Shane DeWald, Senior Landscape Architect, Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Cass Turnbull, Founder of PlantAmnesty
  • Peg Staeheli, FASLA, PLA, LEED AP, MIG/SvR Design Company

The cost is $85. Go here for online Registration or call 206-685-8033.


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