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.
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.Learn more
Forest Champion Spotlight | 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.Learn more
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?Learn more
FORESTS: Reimagining Our Cities
For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in a city.Learn more
TedTalks | A Wooden Skyscraper?
“Wood is the material that I love most, and I’m going to tell you a story about wood.” Learn why architect Michael Green thinks we should build wooden skyscrapers in this Ted Talks video.Learn more
Houston We Have A Forest
In 2018, America’s space agency is going to send a laser into the galaxies to assess the world’s trees.Learn more