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Urban Ecology: The Social, Economic and Environmental Benefits of Trees in Cities

On October 16, Kathleen L. Wolf, Research Social Scientist in the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington, will discuss the environmental, social and economic benefits of green spaces in our cities. She will then turn the spotlight to examples of planning and management of sustainable landscaping in the Portland Metro area — work that is nationally recognized for its innovation and extensive public participation.

The Pacific Northwest is known around the world for its natural physical beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. But it is easy to overlook the “nearby nature” in our communities and how important it is to the everyday health and well-being of the people who live, work, play and learn in cities. Urban greening, also known by names such as urban forestry and sustainable landscaping, offers an array of advantages that extend far beyond aesthetics and are profoundly important to quality of life.

Purchase tickets at www.pdxcityclub.org or call 503-228-7231 x110.

Where: The Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland OR 97205

When: Doors open at 11:30 AM, Program begins at 12:15 PM and concludes at 1:15 PM

Transportation and parking: The Governor Hotel is accessible by bus, Portland Streetcar and MAX light rail. A SmartPark garage is located one block away from the Governor Hotel at 730 S.W. 10th Ave.

Cost: Luncheon tickets are $16 for City Club members and up to two guests, $20 for nonmembers. Limited coffee/tea table tickets are $5 and are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. General seating is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. A limited number of $5 coffee/tea tickets are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations: Reservations required for lunches only; reservations close at 2 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the event. Reservations for lunch are strongly encouraged. To reserve a lunch via telephone, individuals (members and non-members) should call our voice mail reservation line, 503-228-7231, ext. 110. A limited number of lunch tickets are generally available at the door. Luncheon tickets reserved after the 2:00 PM Wednesday deadline or purchased at the door will be subject to an additional $4 charge. General seating and coffee/tea tickets will be available at the door.

Sponsors: Friday Forums this quarter are sponsored by: Barran Liebman LLP and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects