Urban conservation is a major priority to build the resilience of cities to climate change and improve the health of city residents. In a preview of topics to be addressed at our 2020 symposium, this installment of the Connecting for Conservation webinar series explored how two unique North American cities are providing very different examples of the challenges and approaches to protect urban forests.

The webinar featured Iñaki Echeverria and Chad Townsend in a discussion of different approaches in North America to forestry efforts in urban environments.

Iñaki Echeverria

Director, Parque Ecologico Lago de Texcoco; Graduate Lecturer, PennDesign; Founder, Iñaki Echeverria Arquitectos

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Chad Townsend

Senior Planner, Environment and Sustainability, Vancouver Park Board

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Date Start Time End Time
April 29, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate adaptation
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature