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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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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Emmerson Family - SPI

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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GUARDIANS | Susan Jones

Susan Jones designed some of the first Mass Timber buildings in the U.S. – including her own home. Today, Susan and her team continue to pave the way for Mass Timber buildings in North America by showing the world that there is no reason a building can’t also be a climate change solution.

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The future of skyscrapers | Grist

How much CO2 would a skyscraper save if a skyscraper was made of wood?

Wooden skyscrapers are already a thing in Europe and Canada. Now, they’re becoming more popular in the U.S. How do they work and what do they mean for the future of cities?

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