Urbanism Next
University of OregonUniversity of Oregon

See the Forest for the Trees — Making Space for Urban Forests

May 8, 2019 11:15 AM
11:45 am

New mobility technologies give us an unprecedented opportunity to reimagine our streets and public spaces. While most transportation planners are asking how to redesign our streets for a different configuration of modes, landscape architects are asking how communities can reclaim that space for environmental services and beauty. Martha Schwartz, principal and founder of Martha Schwartz partners argues that new mobility services and eventually autonomous vehicles present an opportunity to re-forest our cities. Reclaiming space for trees makes our communities more resilient and able to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change. She presents a call to action for cities to combine natural systems and climate adaptation in the redesign of public spaces and streets.

Martha Schwartz
Martha Schwartz Partners


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