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Portland Urban Forest Review

This report provides an in-depth analysis of progress on urban forestry and green infrastructure initiatives in Portland, OR.  It outlines the goals and desired outcomes of the city’s Urban Forest Management Plan, the actions being taken to meet them, and key challenges that are hindering the process.

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Longstanding partnerships between Philadelphia’s municipal departments, non-profit actors and the public contribute to the unique strength of the City’s green infrastructure planning efforts. Nonprofits Built the Foundation for Public Support and Future Partnerships The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is the cornerstone of Philadelphia’s non-profit sector and has spent decades building a network of citizen stewards […]

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