Magazine article American Forests

Greening Up in San Antonio. (Clippings)

Magazine article American Forests

Greening Up in San Antonio. (Clippings)

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Creative urban forest design can cool urban heat islands, restore river ecosystems, and boost human capability and comfort. In San Antonio in September, a civil engineer, a biology professor, a social science researcher, and a community forestry coordinator will come together to explain just how this is done.

The session, Designing Green Infrastructure, is but one of more than 100 featured at AMERICAN FORESTS' 2003 National Urban Forest Conference, "Engineering Green." The conference will be held Sept. 17-20 at the Adam's Mark Hotel on the city's downtown River Walk. (For more on the River Walk, see "A City Guided by Its River," page 36.)

In addition to sessions and guest speakers, the conference will include a number of workshops and tours. In one, tour participants will travel to the capital of Austin to visit innovative stormwater runoff detention facilities and commercial and residential developments that minimize stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollutants. They'll also visit the country's foremost center for wildflower research, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. …

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