EBC is excited to present this series of webinars featuring projects and organizations leading the way in climate change adaptation and mitigation in New England. Featuring the nominated projects for the 2020 EBC Annual EBEE Awards Program, this series will focus on the forward-thinking and innovative projects being planned and implemented throughout New England.
An urban forest is an essential part of a city’s infrastructure, and as a living, dynamic system, it requires constant care, investment, and replanting. With warmer temperatures, climate change brings new challenges to maintaining a healthy urban forest. This data-driven, climate-forward plan models future scenarios looking out over a 50-year time horizon and estimates risks to the urban forests. The goal is an equitable, resilient, and healthy urban forest where all city constituents are invested in and participate in its care. The plan sets priorities for where to direct investment and how to increase canopy cover where it is currently lacking, with attention particularly to areas with high concentrations of populations at risk. Another focus area is enhancing canopy cover to reduce heat island in the public realm where it is most impactful to people. The plan defines a range of interventions, spanning policy, practice, design, and outreach, to reorient current trends toward a better future.
Join us for this EBC webinar to learn about Climate Change and the Cambridge Urban Forest Master Plan.
- Nasser Brahim, Senior Climate Resiliency Planner, Kleinfelder
- Eric Kramer, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand
- Alex Silveri, Civil/Environmental Engineer, Kleinfelder
Cassandra Albrecht Weston & Sampson Engineer I
Caroline Armstrong BETA Group, Inc. Engineering Designer
Johanna Barthmaier-Payne Rhode Island School of Design Department Head, Landscape Architecture
Jenny Burton Commonwealth of MA Planning Project Manager
Jamie Fay Tetra Tech President
Mark Finley Charles River Watershed Association Legal Intern
Isabella Gambill A Better City Senior Policy Advisor on Climate, Energy, & Resilience
Thomas Hand SE Group Associate Landscape Architect
Katherine Kemen BSC Group, Inc.
Sally Kramer Kleinfelder Staff Professional I
Pallavi Mande Charles River Watershed Association Director of Watershed Resilience
Margot Mansfield MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs Coastal Hazards & Climate Specialist
Diane Mas Fuss & O’Neill Vice President/ Chief Resilience Officer
Mary McBryde Fidelity Foundations Program Director, Conservation
Heather Miller Charles River Watershed Association General Counsel and Policy Director
Valerie Moore Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP Associate
Dave Moyer National Grid Distributed Generation – Account Manager
Patti Mullan MassDEP Regional Planner
Michael Orbank Commodore Builders Assistant Project Manager/ Sustainability Fellow
Nishaila Porter Charles River Watershed Association Program Associate
Colleen Puzas Town of Concord Assistant Natural Resources Director
GRETCHEN RABINKIN Boston Society of Landscape Architects Executive Director
Amy Shen CRWA intern
Susan Stafford Private citizen
Marissa Valentino BSC Group, Inc.
Gracie Villa Student, Harvard GSD
Andrew Vitvitsky MIT Climate CoLab Research Associate
Julie Wormser Mystic River Watershed Association Deputy Director
The available presentations from the EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series: Climate Change and the Cambridge Urban Forest Master Plan completed on July 24, 2020, can be viewed below.