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    Credit to Denny Du, Tasha Sangha, Ivy Smith, Hui Yu (student project on UBC Agronomy green corridor)
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    Credit to Ashley Rose, Roya Bennette, Zack Wentz and Ali Somer (student project on water conservation, urban forestry, and climate change issues in a Kitslano neighbourhood)
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    Credit to Denny Du, Tasha Sangha, Ivy Smith, Hui Yu (student project on UBC Agronomy green corridor)
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Coolkit Team:
  • Dr. Stephen Sheppard – Principal Investigator
  • Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng – Project Lead
  • Students (Fall-Winter 2018)
  • Amy Kim
  • Ayan Kanhai Aman
  • Liana Glass
  • Malinda Kankanamge
  • Students (Summer 2018)
  • Malinda Kankanamge
  • Xueyao (Iris) Jiang
  • Yacheng (Sophia) Yang
  • Students (2017)
  • Doris Sun
  • Jennifer Reid

Climate Change/Urban Forestry Coolkit

The Neighbourhood Urban Forestry Coolkit is a visual and fun guide for people to engage with family, friends, and neighbours on issues and solutions related to urban forestry and climate change on their block.

Since 2008, more than half of the world’s population is living in urbanized areas. In cities, people consider green spaces as an important indicator of their living environment and quality of life, given their values and services such as shading in a hot summer day or beautifying a street nearby.
The aim of this project is to help local residents better understand the values of green spaces in the city (in parks, streets, and backyards!), to provide them a new way of reading and understanding landscape, and to bridge individual ideas to neighbourhood-wide actions. The project will develop tools and guides to gradually ramp up community engagement through conversations, maps, visioning and action (See first image in the slideshow.)

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