Stormwater management needs in urban environments become progressively more challenging as cities densify. By incorporating green infrastructure solutions that meaningfully increase open space and recreational opportunities for community residents, winning solutions are unfolding. Learn how interagency collaboration creates the opportunity to bring open space to a Denver neighborhood.
Resilient landscapes require synchronizing of planting design and management. A planting’s responsiveness to management and change over time critically affects its success and longevity. This session explores departures from the architectural model of design to open, iterative processes that offer greater resilience and more compelling, enduring designs.
Our urban forests are in severe decline. Climate change, pests, diseases, and development pressures threaten the urban canopy's ecosystem and cultural value. This panel discusses a research-based urban forest master plan for Cambridge, Massachusetts, that joins ecological planning, progressive policy, and cutting-edge practices to build a resilient and equitable future.