The report describes opportunities for equitable policy-making in municipal and regional settings for urban forestry initiatives. Community-based workforce development and job opportunities are described as well as an example of the economic impacts of a social enterprise. Successful case studies are presented from California to Philadelphia while also highlighting common challenges and barriers to implementation. The report ends with policy recommendations for different sectors (policy-makers/city agencies, workforce development agencies, grassroots environmental justice organizations, and social impact businesses).
Citation: Ecotrust and Policy Link. Jobs and Equity in the Urban Forest. February, 2017. Accessed April 23, 2019. http://www.policylink.org/resources-tools/jobs-and-equity-in-the-urban-forest