Reimagining Our Cities

Scalable Solutions to Societal Challenges.

By 2050, nearly 1 in 3 people are expected to live in a city. As our cities grow, so do the challenges they face: increased pollution and waste; aging infrastructure; a need for affordable housing; a widening socio-economic gap; and a changing climate that sees the costs for clean air and water continue to rise.

See how forests - and their products and benefits - are providing innovative solutions to these challenges and helping us reimagine what life in our urban landscapes looks like.

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Cities have a climate problem

As our cities continue to grow, so do the challenges they face. Reimagine the way society lives, works, and plays by moving our cities from climate problems, to climate solutions.

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Michael Green, Architect

GUARDIANS | Michael Green

Cities have long been labs for innovation. And thankfully, cities have an ace up their sleeve: forests. Meet Michael Green, pioneer and architect.

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KATERRA

In 2019, Katerra opened one of the largest mass timber manufacturing facilities in North America. See how Katerra – using a technology first approach – is not only building the future with mass timber, but is showcasing how forests can help us reimagine our cities for the better.

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MASS TIMBER | Kyle Freres, Freres Lumber Co.

For more than 90 years, the Freres family has been a steward of Oregon’s forests.

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GUARDIANS | The Emmerson Family

The Emmerson family got started 70 years ago as a small sawmill operation in California. Today, their company Sierra Pacific Industries owns and manages over 2 million acres of forest across the West.

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RECLAIMED | The Urban Wood Project

The Urban Wood Project began as a quest to reclaim wood from abandoned city homes. It very quickly became about so much more.

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