In this session of our Connecting for Conservation webinar series, we discussed the continuing imprint redlining – a system of historical racism in housing – has on urban tree canopy in cities throughout the United States. We also explored the important role trees play in urban cooling and resilience and innovative programs to improve tree cover and green spaces in vulnerable communities.

Pictured above: historic map of redlining in Los Angeles, courtesy of the Mapping Inequality project by the Digital Scholarship Lab at University of Richmond.

Cate Mingoya

Director of Capacity Building, Groundwork

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Dr. Jeremy Hoffman

Chief Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia

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Date Start Time End Time
July 9, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

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Key Themes

  • Community-based conservation
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature