Special webinar on community sustainability! This is not part of our regular series, but we’re happy to help promote this joint venture by the Sustainable Communities Division and the Massachusetts Chapter -
Wednesday, August 23 at 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. ET – Measuring the Benefits of Trees: The Green Streets Lawrence Health Impact Assessment
In 2016, Massachusetts planners and members of the American Planning Association’s Sustainable Communities Division partnered with Groundwork Lawrence on a volunteer service project to measure the health benefits of a tree planting initiative that was part of a Green Streets Program. To promote the program and achieve the goal of planting 2,400 trees, APA-SCD worked collaboratively with Groundwork Lawrence and residents in Lawrence to conduct a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to analyze the potential health benefits of street tree planting in the City. Speakers will provide an overview of the Green Streets Program HIA process, and a summary of findings, recommendations, and the resources that were developed by the APA-SCD team to achieve the Green Streets Program goals.
Presenters: Angela Vincent, AICP; Neil Angus, AICP CEP, LEED AP BD+C & ND; Brad Buschur, Groundwork Lawrence