Planning the Urban Forest Workshop

October 6, 2010
Lancaster, PA

“Planning the Urban Forest” is a hands-on training workshop for professional planners on integrating best practices in urban forest protection and development into the planning process. It will introduce participants to concepts of the urban forest and how planners and allied professionals can quantify its benefits in social, environmental, economic, and other terms.


The workshop will use interactive group exercises to discuss how such data can help influence elected and appointed decision makers faced with significant development decisions, as well as help planners make best use of opportunities to improve the urban environment. It will review a series of general, planning, and design principles for planning the urban forest and conclude with an exercise on forging the strategic partnerships that will advance urban forestry planning goals.

Speakers are David Rouse, RLA, AICP, Principal, Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC and Robert J. Laverne, Manager of Education and Training, Davey Tree Expert Company

This all-day session will take place on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.  It qualifies for 6 CM credits. The workshop is part of a larger cooperative agreement between APA and the U.S. Forest Service.

Related Resources:
Planning the Urban Forest
“Planning” Your Way to the Best Urban Forest