Trees in Urban Environments
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Trees in Urban Environments

The Environmental and Economic Benefits
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Last updated 6/2017
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain an understanding of the key drivers associated with the need for green infrastructure and urban tree populations.
  • Be able to identify and describe the benefits of the urban forests.
  • Understand and describe the value proposition for investment into urban trees.
  • Gain an understanding of tools available to model the benefits of urban trees.
  • Understand and describe the two case studies on the value of urban trees.
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Requirements
  • You should be able to use a PC at beginner level.
  • An interest in urban design and nature would be an advantage.
  • An interest in landscape design would be an advantage.
Description

Urban trees are an essential element of the green infrastructure of our cities. However, it can often be difficult to articulate and quantify the environmental benefits that urban trees provide. This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits that trees provide in urban environments and discuss two cases from London, UK, and California, which quantify these benefits.

Participants will gain an understanding of the key drivers associated with the need for green infrastructure and the current trends in urban tree populations. The webinar will provide an overview of the economic and environmental benefits including energy savings, carbon storage, improved air quality, stormwater management, and impacts on property values.

The benefits will be highlighted through the examination of two case studies. The first case study will look at the value of London's urban forests; the second will examine the value of street trees in California. Participants will also be introduced to free peer reviewed modeling tools available to evaluate the benefits of trees at any site.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals interested in landscape design and urban development.
  • Professionals looking to get an update on landscape design trends and urban development.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Start with lecture 1
9 Lectures 58:33


Urban Heat Island Effect
03:04

Passive Design Solutions
02:54

C02 Sequestration, Air Quality, Stormwater Management, and Other Benefits
08:57

Case Studies
02:08

Case Study: London's Urban Forest
12:34

Case Study: California's Street Trees
11:53

Conclusion
02:34
About the Instructor
MSC James McGregor
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17 Students
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Instructor

Considered one of Australia’s leading thinkers in Green Building technologies and sustainable development, James McGregor has over 18 years of experience in the design, construction and portfolio management of sustainable developments.  

He brings together a unique combination of experience in the property sector spanning the full property life cycle including research and development, engineering design, construction, facilities management and portfolio management of sustainable power generation, commercial, residential, and institutional construction projects

James has a Masters Degree in Business and Technology, a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.