Resilient New York: Urban Forestry, Shared Stewardship and Climate Adaptation
In episode 94 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons visits New York City! This is THE episode on urban forestry and climate adaptation. Doug travels across the city, visiting parks and interviewing experts on such topics as: How forests add to the overall resilience of New York City; Cool Neighborhoods program and public health; urban forestry and climate adaptation; extreme heat in urban areas; public health and urban forests, social and ecological resilience; tree equity and social resilience and much, much more!
This episode was generously sponsored by American Forests.
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Experts in this Episode:
Clara Pregitzer, Deputy Director of Greenbelt Native Plant Center, Natural Areas Conservancy (47:08)
Heather Liljengren, Greenbelt Native Plant Center, NYC PARKS (1:24:10)
How forests add to the overall resilience of New York City.
The New York City Forest Management Framework,
Climate adapted palettes for forests.
The role of the NYC Urban Field station and the research there.
Climate resilience related programs, including FIRST.
How forest stewardship can lead to community resilience.
Cool Neighborhoods program and public health.
Heat management and urban forests.
NYC Native Plant Center and its role in making natural areas more resilient through local genetic stock.
Combining social/ecological systems.
Ecosystem services in urban forests.
How responding to Hurricane Sandy led to reforms in urban forestry management.
Tree equity and urban forests.
Vibrant Cities Lab and urban forests.
And much more!
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Links in this episode:
NYC Urban Field Station
Natural Areas Conservancy
US Forest Service
Greenbelt Native Plant Center
Nature of Cities
American Forests Vibrant Cities Labs
American Forests Tree Equity Program
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