Explosive population growth is underway in the Puget Sound Region. The 2016 Urban Forest Symposium will explore approaches to sustaining the urban forest in the face of this rapid densification. Speakers will introduce the tenets of Smart Growth initiatives which have been widely adopted by policy makers, influencing land use decisions and the urban forest in Seattle and around the world. Case studies of successful approaches from Seattle and other cities will offer insights into ways to creatively address our local challenges.
- David B. Williams, freelance writer and naturalist. Author of Too High and Too Steep, and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist
- John McNeil, past Manager of Forestry Services, Oakville, Ontario
- Laurie Reid, Urban Forestry Supervisor, Charlotte, North Carolina
- Shelley Bolser, Land Use Planning Supervisor, Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections
- Roger Valdez, Director, Smart Growth Seattle
- Shane DeWald, Senior Landscape Architect, Seattle Department of Transportation
- Cass Turnbull, Founder of PlantAmnesty
- Peg Staeheli, FASLA, PLA, LEED AP, MIG/SvR Design Company
What: 2016 Urban Forest Symposium
Who: Urban foresters, planners, policymakers, landscape architects, garden designers, landscape contractors, advocates, volunteers, restoration companies and organizations, project managers and landscape maintenance staff
Where: UW Botanic Gardens – Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall (3501 NE 41st St)
When: Tuesday, May 17th, 8:45am-4pm. Reception to follow 4-6pm.
Cost: $85. Lunches available for $15. Free lunch available for the first 100 registrants
We’ll see you there!