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The Philly Tree Plan: A Conversation With A City About Relationships to Trees

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM




The Philly Tree Plan is an urban forestry strategic plan that centers the perspectives of Philadelphia residents to bring the benefits of trees to communities that need them the most, in the ways that support them the best. The design team worked in partnership with the City to reach over 8,000 residents using a variety of engagement tools. Leaders of Hinge Collective will share their process for developing strategies that focus on personal narratives at a city-wide scale and how these narratives shape strategic planning.



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Alexa Bosse, RA, AIA

Alexa Bosse is a registered architect and founding principal of Hinge Collective, a public interest design firm focused on bringing the power of design to all people.  With master’s degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and professional experience working across design disciplines and across both non-profit and private sectors, Alexa has honed her skills as a convener and a facilitator to realize ambitious community driven projects. Alexa has taught graduate and undergraduate level studios with a focus on public interest design at The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Design, Jefferson University, and Drexel University.

Ari Miller, RLA, ISA Certified Arborist

Ari Miller is the director of design at Hinge Collective, a public interest design firm that puts community engagement and public participation at the forefront of their practice. As both a landscape architect and arborist, Ari has always advocated for the integration and restoration of natural systems in urban design. Over the course of his 17 year career, Ari has worked as an arborist at Morris Arboretum, as a green roof design specialist at Roofmeadow, and has also lead large scale civic design projects while at OLIN. At Hinge, he uses this experience to help communities find design solutions that best support human and ecological health in their own neighborhoods through the enhancement of public space and community-led planning. Ari has also been adjunct faculty at the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson University.