The Livable City: Integrating Green & Gray Systems

August 1, TreePeople Conference Center, Beverly Hills

Urban forests are an important part of California’s cities. With the myriad of co-benefits trees provide, urban forestry naturally fits as a solution to many different issues California’s communities face. Through case studies, this workshop gave participants the resources and language they need to speak to potential partners in different sectors.

By the end of this workshop, participants were able to:

  • Explain how urban forestry can be integrated with existing or new infrastructure to create an improved approach to air, water, and public health issues
  • Identify potential funding sources that have not traditionally funded urban forestry projects
  • Combine efforts to reach shared interest groups in your area, i.e. utilities, AQMDs, school districts, health care providers

Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire

The sample grant framework that Sandy Bonilla promised to share can be found here.

 

Green Prescription

 

Air Quality and Tree Programs

 

LA Center for Urban Natural Resources Sustainability

We enjoyed seeing all who attended! Thank you again to our speakers and to the helpful staff at TreePeople.