A study from PolicyLink and Ecotrust titled, “Jobs & Equity in the Urban Forest” examines the economic, ecological, and social impacts of existing community-based urban forestry investments and related green infrastructure facilities.

 

“This report documents a growing group of policies, public initiatives, and workforce development programs in urban forestry and related green infrastructure occurring throughout the country; quantifies the economic impact of social impact businesses in urban forestry […]; and provides recommendations on how to maximize equitable outcomes in jobs and business opportunities in the urban forest”.

 

The work happening in Philadelphia with Green City, Clean Waters is featured prominently, including the work of the GSI Partners, our report the Economic Impact of Green City, Clean Waters: the First Five Yearsand the work of PowerCorpsPHL.

 

Review the full report here.