Select Convening Organization
Urban forestry and green infrastructure planning requires on-going input and action from many different organizations and agencies. A trusted convening organization, often a regional council, can serve as a forum where all parties gather to share ideas, monitor progress, and adapt to changing conditions. The convener can aggregate and add to critical data sets, oversee systematic assessments and evaluations, and assure all parties are familiar with the current status of all program elements. The convener should have resources to convene stakeholders through the final evaluation and adaptation phases. These three examples: Chicago Wilderness, PlaNYC, and Wasatch Front Regional Council, provide examples of how to convene both large and small communities.
More examples can be found in our Resources section.