Urban Extension: A Professional Development Offering

not-for-profit stormwater engineering firm to create a suite of planning tools for the integration of green infrastructure into existing gray (engineered) stormwater systems in the Tampa Bay Watershed.

And lastly, the case studies gathered in this publication exemplify the many issues that Urban Extension offices address, from work with the food system in gardens, farmers markets, and farm tours; to advancing educational goals such as kindergarten readiness and career field exploration; to sharing horticultural knowledge through arboretums and nature centers. And Urban Extension is also actively moving to address issues of sustainability across cities and regions — for example, engaging in environmental education, urban forest canopy cover assessment, and sustainable community initiatives, as well as advancing community engagement through the construction of a film series on environmental issues, and working with a city to replace sidewalks with pervious pavement, thus saving trees and improving water filtration.

List of Case Studies:

• Boone County, Kentucky, University of Kentucky

• Tampa Bay Watershed Forest Project, Florida, University of Florida

Harris County, Texas A&M AgriLife

University of Illinois 4-H

• Harris County, Texas, Prairie View A&M University

• Tampa Bay Region, Florida, University of Florida

Utah State University (USU) Extension

• Washington State University (WSU) Metropolitan Center


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