Atlanta’s South River Forest: A Consideration of Affordable Housing Dr. Cassandra Johnson Gaither

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 11:30am

Seminar Series: Theory to Practice of Urban Forest Management

Spring 2022 (Thursday 11:30 – 12:10 via Zoom)

We invite you to a seminar series focused on urban forest management hosted jointly by the Yale Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, the Urban Resources Initiative, and the Yale Forest Forum. This virtual seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

ISA-certified arborists may receive 0.5 CEU credits for each live lecture attended. Connecticut Certified Forest Practitioners may receive 1.0 CEU credits for each live lecture attended. 

04.07.22 – Dr. Cassandra Johnson Gaither (USDA Forest Service)   

Title: Atlanta’s South River Forest: A Consideration of Affordable Housing

Description: The Nature Conservancy is leading an effort to establish the South River Forest Park to preserve and restore 3,500 acres of forest cover and green space in south metro Atlanta.  At the same time, there is an acute shortage of affordable housing in this part of Atlanta, which is predominantly lower income and African American.  This exploratory discussion addresses land use and demographic changes in the south river “vision area” since 1960, factors contributing to the South River Forest concept, and considerations of how best to integrate affordable housing into this preservation and restoration.

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