Disasters can strike urban centers. These disturbances can be sudden shocks, like hurricanes or human conflicts, or accumulated stresses, such as resource shortages or economic downturns. Resilient communities are better equipped to deal with these changes in a positive way. This webinar provides a unique opportunity to learn about the importance of urban green space for building resilience, from the perspective of the internationally-reaching Rockefeller Foundation and a USDA Forest Service social scientist in New York City.
Samuel Carter, Rockefeller’s Associate Director of Resilience, will provide an overview of the Foundation’s portfolio approach to empowering resilience planning around the globe. He will introduce the City Resilience Framework and will describe interesting findings from Rockefeller-supported projects, including the multiple benefits of green infrastructure, the role of science-based design, and the nexus of science and politics in decision-making.
Lindsay Campbell, a Social Scientist with the USDA Forest Service, will discuss the role of urban green space as an important social resource, both in the aftermath of a disaster, as well as in the time before an event. She will share her research on how the use and stewardship of urban nature meaningfully connects people to their communities, and the need to incorporate these findings into resilience planning and urban design
This webinar is open to all. Your RSVP is appreciated, but not required. We are seeking a 1.0 CEU with the International Society of Arboriculture. Check the USDA Forest Service website for updates and to watch recordings of previous webinars.
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