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Community Forestry in NOLA Disaster Recovery. What is the role of the “Urban Forest” in the recovery of communities following human-caused or natural disasters in cities?. Keith G. Tidball, Cornell University. BIOPHILIA Humans are part of “nature” People crave contact with the rest of nature
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What is the role of the “Urban Forest” in the recovery of communities following human-caused or natural disasters in cities?
Keith G. Tidball, Cornell University
Humans are part of “nature”
People crave contact with the rest of nature
People rely heavily on nature for coping with times of stress and anxiety
Urban people are particularly prone to nature deficit, but need nature as much or more than suburban or rural dwellers in times of stress or anxiety
How vulnerable a system is to unexpected disturbances and surprises that can exceed or break a system’s ability to control its destiny.
Capacity to buffer change, learn and adapt.
Resilience is of special interest in Socio-Ecological SystemsKey Concepts...
Community-led greening can help residents return and build neighborhood resilience.
Dept. of City and Regional Planning New Orleans Planning Initiative Workshop CRP 679 Keith G. Tidball + Carol Tran Slawson + Beth Seward + Danny Pearlstein
“...surviving trees gave
me hope that I would persist.”
“I used the oaks to find my home...”
“...The trees were so much a part of New Orleans... I don’t know what we are going to do now.”
Characterization of post-disaster NOLA community forestry initiatives?
Policy makers, planners, and neighborhood development and greening organizations perspective on community forestry initiatives?Research Questions...
ACORN- NOPI collaboration and Parkway Partners convene groups of community members frequently as plans for the 9TH Ward are developed.
Community members of the 9th Ward New Orleans
Community Forestry Research Fellows Program
Cornell New Orleans Planning Initiative
Dr. Marianne Krasny
Check out my poster for methods, lit review, etc!