https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leafy-trees-leaky-pipes-urban-infrastructure-its-effects-on-trees-tickets-104140585294 Online (virtual)
Boston, MA 02109
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
As part of our "Keeping Curious // Talking Trees" series, join Jessica Wright, Graduate Student at Boston University and Audrey Schulman, Coexecutive Director, HEET, for an in depth exploration of the challenges that urban trees face. From wires to leaky gas pipes, our guests will explore how we preserve our current trees and ensure their long term health.
Jessica is a PhD student at Boston University and a trainee in BU URBAN. Her research focus is urban infrastructure and natural gas energy, with a specific focus on the effects of natural gas leaks on both vegetation and human health in cities across the country. Additionally, she is interested in the interface between science and policy and works with non-profit groups in the Boston area in an effort to better inform her research projects to benefit the needs of the community.
An experienced grassroots activist, Schulman has performed energy assessments on everything from homeless shelters to historic churches. She has also led HEET’s work on gas leaks by mapping the utility-reported gas leaks across Massachusetts. With Metropolitan Area Planning Council, she led the FixOurPipes.org study to find how to fix gas leaks faster and at less expense through increased municipal/utility coordination. She was also the instigator of the Large Volume Leak Study. Schulman is the author of five novels, which have been translated into 11 languages, and reviewed by the New Yorker and CNN.
The event is hosted by Speak for the Trees, Boston and Boston University's URBAN program. Generous financial support is provided by Berkshire Bank.