Our Changing Urban Forests: Sustainability, health and climate change

The role of urban forestry is to establish and manage forest networks and green spaces in urban settings. It isn’t just about creating attractive neighbourhoods, though — it’s also about transforming our cities into livable and safe environments. As temperatures rise, urban trees provide shade and cooling, and protect our health by helping to improve air quality and psychological well-being. Managing them sustainably is an important response to climate change.

Recorded September 29, 2014, in Victoria, BC.

Moderator

Dean John Innes - Faculty of Forestry

Panelists

Dr. Stephen Sheppard - Professor, Faculty of Forestry, UBC
Sara Barron - PhD Candidate, Faculty of Forestry, UBC
Julie MacDougall - Assistant Director for Parks, City of Victoria
Christian Walli - British Columbia Community Advisor, Tree Canada & Manager, Brinkman & Associates Group of Companies