Reaching Smart Growth Goals Through Urban Forestry

Washington, DC (February 8, 2008)- Come hear about a collaborative project called Planning for Urban and Community Forestry involving the American Planning Association, the International Society of Arboriculture, American Forests and the USDA Forest Service. This session will provide an in-depth discussion of best practices in urban forestry and how they can be used to advance larger smart growth goals of environmental quality, community welfare, and good urban design.


Speakers:
Carrie Fesperman, Manager, Planning and Community Health Research Center, American Planning Association
Donald Outen, AICP, Natural Resources Manager, Baltimore County Dept. of Environmental Protection and Resource Management
James Schwab, AICP, Senior Research Associate, Co-Editor, Zoning Practice, American Planning Association
Brian M. LeCouteur, Senior Environmental Planner/Urban Forester, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
Related Resources:
7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities