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.
Urban Forestry: The Need for Green Among The Gray
Explore what actually goes into managing urban trees and forests and how communities are balancing economic, environmental, and climate goals.Learn more
Urban Forestry: An Origin Story
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Forest Champion Spotlight | 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.Learn more
Forest Champion Spotlight | Kyle Freres, Freres Wood
For more than 90 years, the Freres family has been a steward of Oregon’s forests.Learn more
Forest Champion Spotlight | 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.Learn more