Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Thoughts on Trees and the Built Environment?

Did you hear about our Trees Matter Presents: Green Cities Summit we’re hosting with Montgomery Parks this year? No? Well, this is your chance to learn and discover innovative efforts to plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings.

If you’re already making moves to manage green space, sustainable growth, and resiliency in the built environment we want to hear about it! Trees Matter Presents: Green Cities Summit is an opportunity for those on the front lines of urban and community forestry: researchers, practitioners, educators and planners working in cities all around the world to come together, exchange ideas and create partnerships. With urban populations surpassing 50% worldwide proper city planning, specifically enhancing green space, should be a priority. This conference will highlight cutting edge urban forestry and urban planning research in order to inform practitioners and policy makers.

In crafting your proposal please ensure it fits within the three break out themes. Presentations are expected to be 20 minutes in length. Topics proposed should be of interest to our diverse audience from researchers to practitioners and implementers.

 Your presentation MUST fit within one of the breakout themes:
1. Livable Cities through Engaging Citizens
2. Urban Trees and Changing Landscapes: Planning for the Future
3. ReTree: Expanding Canopies in Growing Cities

Our team will be reviewing all applications after the September 15 deadline and will follow up by October 1. We look forward to reviewing your proposal!

Trees Matter Presents: Green Cities Summit | Call for Presenters | Call deadline: September 15, 2019
Wednesday, December 4 | The Kellogg Conference Center | Gallaudet University | Washington D.C.

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