Building an Urban Forest to Create More Livable Communities

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 1:30pm

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Join USC President Carol Folt for a conversation with Rachel Malarich, City Forest Officer for the City of Los Angeles, moderated by Dean Amber Miller, as they discuss how the City and USC are working together and with community organizations to expand and improve L.A.’s urban forest. Trees provide numerous benefits, from lowering heat and reducing air pollution to regulating ground water and supporting emotional health. But it takes more than shovels and trees to build a thriving urban forest. So the City partnered with USC’s faculty and students to produce a data-driven vision for how and where to plant so as to maximize benefits to residents in Eastside neighborhoods. The vision is expected to help the City with its ambitious plan to plant tens of thousands of shade trees in underserved communities across Los Angeles as part of its Green New Deal.

 Presented by the Office of Sustainability, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, and LA Department of Public Works.

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