WEBINAR: Smart Growth for Dallas: Leveraging GIS and local partnerships to drive urban forestry investments toward climate equity

April 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
USDA Forest Service

With limited budgets and multiple objectives, municipalities often struggle to prioritize urban forestry activities in order to maximize on the ground impact. The Trust for Public Land is partnering with the City of Dallas, the Texas Trees Foundation, bcWORKSHOP, and other local organizations and institutions to use best available science and technology to drive urban forestry and green infrastructure investments where it’s needed most. Using the Trust for Public Land’s Climate-Smart Cities program model, Smart Growth for Dallas uses local data and state of the science GIS capabilities to analyze conditions and prioritize investments, optimized for a set of “triple bottom line” economic, social, and ecological objectives. The Texas Trees Foundation, with extensive experience and expertise in tree planting in North Central Texas communities, is leading engagement, implementation, and stewardship activities around tree planting in key neighborhoods prioritized in the analysis. In this webinar, Jad Daley will present an overview of the Climate-Smart Cities national program, the science that feeds it, and its application in Smart Growth for Dallas. Robert Kent and Matt Grubisch will share how the program is used to inform strategic forestry and green infrastructure implementation in Dallas.

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