Urban forests in the U.S. have declined, are inequitably distributed, vulnerable to climate change and pests, and are inadequate to provide essential ecosystem services such as urban heat island mitigation and enhancing urban biodiversity. This project seeks to connect geospatial analysis, alternative futures modeling, public and private tree program policy analysis, and community and stakeholder engagement to reveal barriers and test management alternatives to creating just, biodiverse, and climate-resilient urban forests.
- Earth Science Applications: Equity and Environmental Justice, Number: NNH21ZDA001N-EEJ, Science Mission Directorate, NASA, $250,000
Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
Professor, College of the Liberal Arts
Margaret C. Hoffman
Assistant Professor, Plant Science
Assistant Professor of Community Development and Resilience, Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
Assistant Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Hunter College