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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Urban Tree Canopy. AKA the urban forest from above.

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When people talk about urban forests or urban forestry, they mention urban tree canopy but what exactly does it mean and why are cities so focused on it?

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Climate Resilience: An urban case study

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As our cities continue to grow, so do the challenges they face. Launched on Arbor Day in 2020, the Boise City of Trees Challenge is an ongoing story of community and collaboration to address climate change.

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Protected: Just add wood: a microscopic climate solution

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A climate solution hidden in plain sight

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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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Urban Forestry: The Need for Green Among The Gray

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Explore what actually goes into managing urban trees and forests and how communities are balancing economic, environmental, and climate goals.

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Urban Forestry: An Origin Story

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To answer the question “what is urban forestry?” we need to go back – way back – to the 1800’s when forestry first emerged on the scene as a profession.

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