Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sometimes you wish you could be in two places at once

Just received this email. Sounds good. Especially exciting to see the increasing focus on public health / well-being benefits of urban forest. If you're able, check it out. 



Dear Grayden,

This week we are talking about... 
THE REGIONAL URBAN FOREST MASTERCLASS IN CANBERRA
The 202020 Vision, in partnership with the ACT Government and with the support of the Office of Environment and Heritage NSW and Australian National Botanic Gardens, will be hosting an Urban Forest Masterclass with a focus on Canberra and regional NSW.

The Urban Forestry Masterclass is based on world renowned urban forestry work undertaken by the City of Melbourne, and will be led in Canberra by Urban Forester, David Callow.

We're excited to hear from Dorte Ekelund, the Director General of Planning for the ACT, Barbara Schaffer, the Principal Landscape Architect from the Government Architect's Office NSW, and AILA about opportunities for inter-governmental and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Leading public health thinker Dr Thomas Astell-Burt will talk about health and wellbeing as a key driver for urban forestry and James Bichard from the Molonglo Group (Hotel Hotel) will share cultural insights into the role green infrastructure plays in terms of place creation and community.

The Masterclass is free to attend, but places are limited. Register ASAP or share the link with someone you know working in a regional urban area.

The Masterclass will coincide with the Canberra Tree Week (May 2 - May 8). Hosted by the ACT Government's Territory and Municipal Services, it is an excellent program full of events and activities to further awareness and appreciation of native and heritage trees. For the full program click here.

Key details:
  • When: Tuesday May 3, 2016, 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Where: The Australian Botanic Gardens Theatrette, located off Clunies Ross St, Acton
  • It is free to attend but registration is critical
If you have any questions please contact hello@202020vision.com.au or call (02) 8097 8746.

Thank you,
The 202020 Vision team


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