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Heat Island Effect

Conference Call/Webcast Presentations, April 2007

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Tree Canopy Programs in the Washington DC-MD-VA Air Quality Plan.

Presentation by Gary Allen, Executive Director of the Center for Chesapeake Communities.

Gary Allen provided an overview of the policy and implementation issues around including voluntary urban forestry programs in the Washington DC-MD-VA State Implementation Plan (SIP).

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Sacramento's Urban Forests for Clean Air Project.

Presentation by Charles Anderson, Program Coordinator - Planning & Emissions Inventory, with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.

Charles Anderson gave an update on this effort - which involved securing a $725,000 grant - to include urban forestry in the SIP as a control measure.

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Portland, Oregon's Green Roof Activities.

Presentation by Tom Liptan, Environmental Specialist with the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services.

Tom Liptan presented on the city's numerous green roof - or "ecoroof" - activities ranging from research efforts to policy measures.

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