SEATTLE, Wash. – Today’s metropolitan areas face a myriad of complex infrastructure, management and social challenges. To help cities successfully tackle those issues, the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research will present the Urban Green Infrastructure Summit on Feb. 21-22 at the Embassy Suites in Tigard, Ore.

A few of the issues to be discussing include:

  • Flooding.
  • Air and water quality.
  • Urban heat islands
  • Chronic diseases.
  • Access to green space.
  • Social justice.

The summit will connect government and agency personnel, university researchers and extension professionals to create new collaborative networks, identify research and education priorities, and share resources.

All municipalities and professionals working with these issues are invited to register and attend. The summit is presented by the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research and hosted by Washington State University, Eugene Parks and Open Space, Oregon State University Extension Service and the Association of Washington Cities.

Register online for the Summit at Brown Paper Tickets https://urbangisummit17.brownpapertickets.com by Feb. 20. Learn more about the event at the summit website hosted by WSU. 

 

Contact:

  • Haley Hughes, communication coordinator, Community and Economic Development, Washington State University Extension, 206-219-2432, haley.hughes@wsu.edu