Tag Archives: Human Placemaking

City of Oxnard Urban Forestry and Tree Program Review

The City of Oxnard’s Tree Program Review provides a road map for the City to plan for the future of its trees. Dudek used a comprehensive approach to address issues associated with deferred maintenance, declining tree health, species diversity, out-of-date City tree policies, and infrastructure conflicts to develop the Tree Program Review.

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Historic Context Statement for the Los Angeles County Metro Area Plan

The Los Angeles County Metro Area Plan (LAMAP) is a comprehensive planning effort for seven community planning areas within the urbanized core of the County of Los Angeles (County). Dudek helped the County prepare the plan, including a Historic Context Statement to inform and enhance the larger MAP project as it relates to historic resources.

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Landscape Architecture

Dudek’s landscape architects design ecologically based places using our in-depth understanding of science and design and through effective public outreach. We provide creative, engaging, low-maintenance, cost-effective landscape architecture solutions considering environmental systems, ecological principles, public agency regulations, and sustainable design.

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5 Steps to Craft a Successful Urban Forest Management Plan in 2024

Urban forests play an important role in reducing surface temperatures, improving air quality, conserving energy, and increasing quality of life, amongst many other benefits. A sustainable urban forest must contain healthy, well-maintained trees with high species and age diversity. Creating such a robust urban forest can be complicated for cities and municipalities and is best

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How Sonic Tomography Helps Arborists Detect Unhealthy Trees to Keep Communities Safe

Drought and pests, as well as tissue and root damage, put many trees at risk for internal rot and decay, which can pose a risk to property and public safety in the event a tree fails. Sonic tomography allows municipalities and developers to efficiently detect and accurately map tree decay in a non-invasive manner, especially

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Acoustics and Noise Control

Assessing and mitigating environmental noise impacts in increasingly dense communities or evaluating acoustic comfort, sound insulation, and speech privacy in the built environment requires qualified and experienced noise and vibration experts. We support clients on noise and vibration issues for projects ranging from utility-scale renewable energy facilities to music performance venues.

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4 Things to Highlight When Applying for a CAL FIRE Urban Forestry Grant

National City—a small, disadvantaged city in San Diego County—will expand its urban forest by planting 1,700 trees in city-managed properties with a $650,000 CAL FIRE grant. CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry Program focuses on using trees to provide neighborhoods the benefits of urban forests, such as sequestering greenhouse house gas, filtering airborne particulate for

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Historic Designation for the La Paloma Theater

California is home to countless historic places, some dating back more than a century, and many of which carry no official historic designation. Historic designation on local, state or national registers offers a variety of benefits to property owners and communities, including the formal recognition of a property’s historical or architectural significance, the promotion and

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