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Blue Mountain

Conference 2017

How Planning Trees as Infrastructure Benefits our Cities

October 05, 2017


Healthy urban trees have become a central component of urban infrastructure strategies. In this session, presenters will illustrate the benefits of urban trees using case studies from around the world. Discussion will include urban microclimate management, noise abatement, mitigation of increasing carbon rates and stormwater management. 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding why planting urban trees as infrastructure benefits the city and its residents.
  • Understanding how integrating stormwater with urban tree planting creates sustainable streetscapes.
  • Gaining knowledge about case studies from around the globe that demonstrate the benefits of planting trees as infrastructure.