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Urban Forest Connections

August 2020

Free Urban Forest Connections Webinar – Redlining’s Intensifying Harm: Rising Temperatures, Hotter Neighborhoods, and How Trees Can Help

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Vivek Shandas, Portland State UniversityCate Mingoya, Groundwork, USA Many are well aware of the inequitable distribution of trees in our urban areas.  Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities often face the greatest burden of heat, air pollution, and flooding – all of which urban greening can help to mitigate. These inequitable patterns and the related persistent disparities in human health are an enduring legacy of various forms of housing segregation, which were officially legal through the late 1960s.  In…

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