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12th Annual Great NC Tree Conference

09-16-2021 - 09-17-2021

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vivek Shandas

Vivek Shandas is a Professor of Climate Adaptation and Founding Director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research (SUPR) Lab at Portland State University. Dr. Shandas is trained as an urban ecologist and his research and community engagement practices intersect environmental health, green infrastructure and equity. He has published over 100 articles, three books, and his research has been featured in the NYTimes, National Geographic, Scientific American, and dozens of other national and local media. Dr. Shandas serves as Chair of the City of Portland's (Oregon) Urban Forestry Commission and serves on several local and national advisory boards. His presentation will reflect the ongoing challenges and opportunities for expanding tree canopy into areas that have been historically disinvested. 

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Durham Convention Center

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