Jobs and Equity in the Urban Forest

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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.