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Hurricane Harvey - Catastrophic Climate Preparation and Recovery - What University of Houston - Downtown Experienced

Hurricane Harvey of 2017 is tied with 2005's Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston metropolitan area and Southeast Texas.

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3/11/19
Green-Wood Cemetery GIS Project

This is an example of how a historic landscape and public garden used GIS to map, track, and monitor tree health on their grounds.

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10/31/18
Mapping Public Gardens to the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed to by 193 States Members in 2015 and provide a global framework to address sustainability challenges facing the planet.

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10/5/18
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.

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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?

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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.

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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
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
Designing for Dollars! Integrating Development & Design

Fundraising, master planning, and design are linked necessities for any public garden committed to mission-based stewardship and evolution.

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9/24/16
An Ecologist in the Garden: Public Garden Management Lessons from Natural Areas Ecology

As public gardens continue to place increased emphasis on sustainable landscape and operational strategies, learning to look to the sciences of ecology and natural areas management becomes of greater practical

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9/24/16

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