liveable cities: nyc-toronto growing green
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Room 140, University College, University of Toronto
15 King's College Circle

Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H7

 

The Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition, and LEAF are hosting a special public lecture on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 4-5 pm at University College, Room 140.

Come hear from Jeremy Barrick, Deputy Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources at the New York City Parks Department, and learn how NYC Parks responds to major storm events like Hurricane Sandy and its strategies for building and sustaining a resilient city. New York City has a top-ranked urban forestry program, and one of the best park systems in the U.S., so don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

For more info contact: amory.ngan@utoronto.ca

Jeremy Barrick is the Deputy Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources at the New York City Parks Department. He oversees the management of forestry and horticulture programs that include the tree planting program, the design and construction of green infrastructure, the trees and sidewalks program, citywide horticulture and tree preservation policy, and the city-wide nursery. He joined the Parks Department as a borough forester in the Bronx. He has also worked in the field of consulting arboriculture for a respected tree care company in Minneapolis. Prior to becoming Deputy Chief, he was the Capital Projects Arborist with the Parks Department’s Capital Design and Construction Division where he worked alongside architects, landscape architects, engineers, and project managers. Jeremy sits on the Executive Board of the Society of Municipal Arborists. He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and holds a B.S. in urban and community forestry from the University of Minnesota.