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One Million Trees in Print: Cities and the Environment Features Tishman Center Research

The Tishman Environment and Design Center’s involvement as host and co-sponsor of the MillionTreesNYC, Green Infrastructure, and Urban Ecology: A Research Symposium in March 2010 was highlighted in special issue of the journal Cities and the Environment (CATE).

More than 200 attendees joined the 60-plus presenters at the two-day symposium that included talks by top experts in urban ecology including Adrian Benepe, New York City Commissioner of Parks & Recreation. The special issue of CATE examines a variety of topics, including public reactions to new street tree plantings, the effect of the MillionTreesNYC reforestation effort on the structure and functioning of the city’s ecosystems, urban forestry stewardship, urban environmental education, and more.

“The Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School has been extremely proactive in engaging New York City partners in the non-profit, government, and academic community to address important urban environmental issues,, said P. Timon McPhearson, PhD, assistant professor of Urban Ecology at The New School. This symposium is a great example of the kinds of public programs, courses, and research we are doing to help create and design more sustainable cities.,

MillionTreesNYC is a citywide, public-private initiative between the City of New York/Parks & Recreation and New York Restoration Project, dedicated to planting and caring for one million trees across New York City by 2017.

The January 2011 special issue featuring the results of the MillionTreesNYC Research Symposium can be accessed online at:


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