Urban Heat Watch & Citizen Science Community Engagement
Engage your town – collect thousands of air temps with state of the art sensors, mapping, and modeling. Our speaker is Dr. Vivek Shandas from CAPA Strategies.
Date: June 18, 2019
Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Vivek Shandas is a Professor of Climate Adaptation and the Research Director for the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. Dr. Shandas’ studies the effects of urban development patterns and processes on environmental health, with specific attention to the assumptions that guide the growth of human settlements.
He also serves as Chair of the City of Portland’s Urban Forestry Commission and is a Principal at CAPA Strategies, LLC, a global consulting group that helps communities prepare for climate-induced disruptions. In his spare time, you can find him doing many things similar to his long-ago ancestors, such as exploring new landscapes, climbing large trees, eating mangos, and combing through the hair of his family.
Alliance for Community Trees Webcast Series
On the first and third Thursday of the month from 10:00-11:00am PST, the Alliance for Community Trees hosts a free webinar series. The goal is to create training opportunities for local urban and forestry organizations. The content is geared to serve the needs of volunteer organizations and local community groups, though webcasts are open to all.
USDA Forest Services Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series
The Forest Service’s Urban Forest Connections webinar series brings experts together to discuss the latest science, practice, and policy on urban forestry and the environment. These webinars are open to all.