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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


Wed, Aug. 23, 2017
noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central