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Getting the Most Out of SDG Data Investments: A Living Manual for Increasing Value by Focusing on Decision Needs and Portfolio Function

This Guide is a tool for those seeking to design a cost-effective and fit-for-purpose data and information system for the Sustainable Development Goals. It is aimed at key decisionmakers seeking to harness the full power of data to achieve the SDGs

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9/5/18
Building a Local SDG Data Monitoring System for Baltimore: Insights from the US National Reporting Platform and New York City

Under the USA Sustainable Cities Initiative (USASCI), Baltimore completed a report entitled “Baltimore’s Sustainable Future: Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Strategies and Indicators”, which recommends local indicators for achieving...

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9/5/18
Storm-Resilient Urban Forests: Response Resilience, Are You Prepared to Respond?

Storms happen and the urban forest responds accordingly to steps taken beforehand to create storm-response resilience. Recovery from storms also happens and the success is predictable based on how well a community prepares in advance to respond....

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7/2/18
Promoting Urban & Community Forestry through Staffing, Volunteer Groups, Tree Boards, & Ordinances

The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances. This presentation will explore how these components promote a healthy community forest, as well as...

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7/2/18
Finding Balance across Departments at Multi-Attraction Gardens

Many of our institutions are much more than gardens: historic estates, zoos, university campuses, event spaces, and sculpture parks. Within any organization, having a diverse set of attractions can potentially lead to confusion about mission or become...

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6/22/18
Creation of a Contemporary Islamic Garden

What happens when a Canadian botanic garden receives a $25 million gift from His Highness the Aga Khan? Conceived as a collaboration between the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, University of Alberta, and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, the...

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6/20/18
Teaming for Master Planning Success

Public gardens evolve over time: A private estate opens to the public, a developing cultural hub seeks to better integrate its member institutions, a landfill turned garden expands its offerings. Each of these real-life situations called for a...

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6/19/18
More Than Souvenirs: The Role and Benefits of a Retail Program

This presentation focuses on tools to review and assess the financial capability of a retail program through a case study of Filoli Center's garden shop. 

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6/15/18
Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens

This Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens charts the general sequence of steps required to create a public garden. Seeing the big picture is useful for communicating with stakeholders, creating alignment among team members, and...

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5/7/18
Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation

Decision-makers and managers are increasingly being asked to make decisions in the context of uncertainty, with climate change adding new sources of complexity. Scenario planning is being used as means of providing managers with insights into options...

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4/20/18
Facility Management Challenges and Opportunities in 2018

Companies are migrating to more agile workplaces in order to recruit new talent, create a more collaborative workplace and contain real estate costs. Achieving these results requires providing employees with high-level facilities management services -...

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3/29/18
Waterfront Botanical Gardens: Master Plan Executive Summary

This beautiful Master Plan was designed for Waterfront Botanical Gardens in 2014. Since that time, they have been raising money in the community and as of January 1, 2017, they raised enough money to move forward with breaking ground on the project:...

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3/16/18
Native Vegetation Investments Pay Conservation Dividends

Viewers will learn about native vegetation’s applicability to a myriad of conservation practices beyond wildlife uses through an exploration of the supporting scientific research applied throughout the tall grass prairie and southeastern grasslands...

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3/16/18
Master Plan-Delaware Botanic Gardens

The purpose of a Master Plan is to provide a vital roadmap to guide the future development of the Delaware Botanic Gardens so that it will become one of the premier public gardens in the mid-Atlantic region. In order to accomplish this task, the Master...

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3/15/18
St Andrews Botanic Garden Outline Business Plan

For planning and budgeting purposes this Outline Business Plan is based on a 10 year business planning cycle. Years 1 and 2 are a period of consolidation mainly involving the setting up of a Trust to oversee the operation of the Garden; the appointment...

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3/9/18
Making Landscape-Scale Data Relevant for Assessment and Design

Landscape Conservation Design brings people together around landscape-scale data in order to co-create strategies that conserve things we care about.  What are some ways in which landscape-scale data can be used to assess the current and future...

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2/21/18
Adapting the botanical landscape of Melbourne Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) in response to climate change

Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more. These collections change over time e in scope and content e but the predicted impacts of climate change...

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2/9/18
Fundamentals of Master Planning for Small Gardens

Presented at the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium, this presentation covers the master planning basics and why you should invest the time, money, and energy into the future development of a garden. 

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1/17/18
Plants, People, Planet

How can plant science solve the global challenges of the 21st century?

Plants, People, Planet, a new journal launched at the International Botanical Congress (IBC),...

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12/6/17
Diversity and Inclusion Plans & Policies at UC-Davis

Read how an institution of higher learning is tackling the issue of Diversity and Inclusion in their 2017 strategic plan.

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12/6/17

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