Increasing Tree Canopy Coverage in Indianapolis
Urban forests are slowly popping up across the U.S. as government officials learn of the potential benefits they may have on the environment. Not only do urban forests have a positive impact on the sustainability of the environment, but there is a monetary and human health benefits to these urban forests. Using the health impact assessment (HIA) methodology, a graduate research team at Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health – IUPUI evaluated a highly vulnerable community within Indianapolis to determine the effects of increasing tree canopy coverage. This session explores both the positive and negative impacts of urban forestry from a public health perspective and provides recommendations to optimize the implementation of such efforts.
**CEUs for members of the International Society of Arboriculture**
- $10 per person
- Must be purchased in advance online
- NO tickets will be sold at the gate
Location: Gothic Chapel (enter the 34th Street Gate, 3402 Boulevard Place)
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