This is an optional webinar for interested applicants to learn more about the Thriving Cities Challenge. We will provide an overview of eligibility, timeline, and scoring process, as well as a demonstration of the application portal. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

This webinar will be recorded and shared on the website for those who are unable to attend.

 

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
March 15, 2021 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Catie Boehmer: catie.boehmer@colostate.edu

Thriving Cities Challenge

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Community-based conservation
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

This is an optional webinar for interested applicants to learn more about the Thriving Cities Challenge. We will provide an overview of eligibility, timeline, and scoring process, as well as a demonstration of the application portal. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

This webinar will be recorded and shared on the website for those who are unable to attend.

 

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Feb. 22, 2021 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Catie Boehmer: catie.boehmer@colostate.edu

Thriving Cities Challenge

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Community-based conservation
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

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January 1, 2021

Authors

Devin A. Koncar, PhD Director of Intelligence

Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Connectivity
  • Urban nature

Hosted by the Center for Environmental Justice at CSU, the Salazar Center was honored to co-sponsor this webinar. 

This panel discussion explored unequal access to nature, greenspace, and public lands and offer diverse perspectives on issues and solutions around this topic. Panelists included:

    • Jessica Godinez of the Hispanic Access Foundation
    • Lindsey Schneider of the Department of Native American Studies at Colorado State University
    • Sahir Doshi of the Center for American Progress
    • Teresa Ana Martinez of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Oct. 27, 2020 1:00 pm 2:15 pm

Contact Information

Kate Wilkins: kate.wilkins@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Public lands
  • Urban nature

In collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the western United States, the Salazar Center is co-hosting a new webinar series! Conservation Conversations will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans.

US cities face a host of interrelated challenges in 2020. A nationwide history of racism in housing and environmental injustice mean communities of color largely live in more polluted, hotter neighborhoods with less tree canopy and green space. Meanwhile, global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, evermore necessitating not only a reduction of emissions but also a tremendous investment in carbon capture worldwide – including in cities which are often overlooked as a potential site of carbon capture through urban forestry and green space. This webinar summarized the research that indicates that urban environments can and should be prioritized for carbon capture through significant investment in urban forestry, the inequity in existing tree canopies and green space, and the policy solutions that would ensure this investment has clear climate and local benefits, particularly for communities of color. The Salazar Center hosted this sixth installment of the series.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Oct. 14, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

In the U.S. and around the world, communities are balancing the need for adequate land for green infrastructure and natural spaces to help make communities more resilient with existing structures and housing that is at increasing risk from climate change. In this session of our Connecting for Conservation webinar series, we discussed community resilience and adaptation – and specifically managed retreat: the purposeful, coordinated movement of people, infrastructure, and communities away from a variety of climate related hazards such as sea level rise, flood, or prolonged drought. We heard from two organizations that have recently released reports on managed retreat about how it is part of a broader adaptation and resilience strategy in City of New York.

Micah McMillan

Senior Analyst, Natural Resources and Environment, ‎U.S. Government Accountability Office

Learn more about Micah

Joe Thompson

Assistant Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Learn more about Joe

 

Katie Spidalieri

Senior Associate, Georgetown Climate Center

Learn more about Katie

Lauren Wang

‎Senior Policy Advisor – ‎NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency

Learn more about Lauren

 

Lida Aljabar

Senior Climate Resiliency Planner – ‎NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Learn more about Lida

 

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Sep. 8, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Community-based conservation
  • Conservation funding and finance
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

Hosted by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado, the Salazar Center was honored to be a community partner on this webinar. 

The COVID-19 crisis is transforming the way we use the public realm. Access to and use of open space, commerce, and the public right of way have all changed rapidly. The question is now: will things ever return to the way they were? Do we want them to?

In this virtual forum, hear from experts in development, mobility, and open space about how we can leverage this crisis to enhance our cities in the long term – including what Copenhagen has been doing to adapt to the new world and continue to support a vibrant quality of life. This webinar was also be interactive; participants were asked what they hope to see in their own cities and had the opportunity to offer data and solutions from what is working locally and in other parts of the world.

Learn more about this virtual event, including presenter bios.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
July 16, 2020 10:00 am 11:00 am

Contact Information

Elise Martinez: elise.martinez@uli.org

Key Themes

  • Community-based conservation
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

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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Dates

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

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

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

We know that healthy natural systems support healthy communities, and in this session of Connecting for Conservation, two experts panelists discussed the science and research behind the importance of connection to nature for human health and well-being, and why and how we can ensure more equitable access.

Photo by Theo Stroomer, courtesy of The Trust for Public Land.

Benita Hussain

Director, 10 Minute Walk, The Trust for Public Land

Learn more about the 10 Minute Walk Campaign

 

Dr. Scott D. Sampson

Executive Director and William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball Chair of the California Academy of Sciences

Learn more about Dr. Sampson

 

 

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
June 11, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

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

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

Learn more about Iñaki

 

Chad Townsend

Senior Planner, Environment and Sustainability, Vancouver Park Board

Learn more about the Vancouver Park Board

 

 

Dates

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