The Urban Forest in America's Cities: Connecting People and Nature Featuring Author Jill Jonnes
About the Forum
Jill Jonnes is the author of several books on the history and dynamics of cities: Eiffel’s Tower, Conquering Gotham, Empires of Light, and South Bronx Rising. She attended Barnard College and the Columbia Journalism School and worked as a journalist writing stories for the New York Times and other publications. As a staff member to the 2010 National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, she authored the first chapter of the report to the president--Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling. Ms. Jonnes studied trees as green infrastructure at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and has been a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar. She is founder of the Baltimore Tree Trust and a Maryland Master Naturalist.
Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland
Rachel Holmes, Conservation Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy
Jacqueline Gillon, Community Engagement Specialist, Western Reserve Land Conservancy's Thriving Communities Institute
AICP CM Credits
AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification maintenance credits are available for this event.