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  • Megan Braley, M.I.D.Designer and Communications Strategist832.661.9837megandesign@meganbraley.comwww.meganbraley.com
  • LET’S TALK about putting an end to illegal logging. Let’s talk about what it will take, realistically, to eliminate tropical deforestation. Let’s talk about strong collaboration between business, government, and local interests. Let’s talk.THE FORESTS THE FORESTS DIALOGUE (TFD) helps a diversity of stakeholders build consensus and effect solutions around the most pressing local and global forest issues of today. DIALOGUE TFD seeks common ground when that ground is thickly wooded, and when people want those woods for all variety of uses. The tool of intervention is focused dialogue, and the premise is simple and powerful: When like minds sit in dialogue, accomplishments can be impressive. When a diversity of minds sit in dialogue, accomplishments are bound to be extraordinary. We welcome the extraordinary. LET’S HAVE A CONVERSATION FOREST CONFLICTS ARE UNIQUE in their complexity and persistence, ranging widely across scales, timeframes, players, and goods and services at issue. This challenge spurred our first dialogue in 2000 and it keeps us even busier today. Unequal powers of those with a stake in the forests– Indigenous Peoples’ groups and the World Bank, for example –create fundamental stumbling blocks to finding solutions. And lack of solutions threatens a host of dire consequences: irreversible change to global climate systems, a biodiversity extinction crisis, and continued impoverishment of many whose livelihoods depend on forests. In this context, TFD hosts bottom-up dialogue initiatives to ensure a balanced representation of stakeholders’ voices and concerns in the dialogue process. In many cases, this process includes direct engagement at key field sites on the ground. KEY DRIVERS AND TRENDS AFFECTING FORESTS Project Promotional Collateral FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS TFD has observed a largely unchanging purpose and mission. For the next five years we plan to do the same. That’s our commitment, and we think it’s a good thing. Client OUR PURPOSE is to motivate sustainable land and resource The Forests Dialogue (TFD) use, conservation of forests, and improved livelihoods by urging invested groups to engage with, explore, and solve difficult forest issues. OUR MISSION is to fulfill our purpose through constructive Description dialogue processes that build trust and spur collaborative action among all key stakeholders. TFD is an independent program of Through 2015 we hope to engage 2000 diverse forest sector leaders in at least four distinct initiatives. Our extensive Yale University that helps a diversity of network of dialogue and Steering Committee ‘alumni’ will be integral in achieving this goal. stakeholders build consensus and effect TFD PURPOSE, MISSION solutions around the most pressing AND GOAL THROUGH 2015 local and global forest issues of today. This brochure promotes TFD’s mission and current initiatives. WE’RE MOVING DOUBLE-TIME: in the next five years we aim to accomplish as much as we have in the past ten, hosting 40 dialogues and up to four concurrent initiatives at once. We have three initiatives underway and are currently scoping a fourth. Responsibilities 1. REDD READINESS: target recommendations for overcoming Art Direction and Layout Design central challenges of REDD readiness at related local, national, and international levels. 2. INVESTING IN LOCALLY CONTROLLED FORESTRY: bridge the gap in understanding and foster productive partnerships between investors and rights-holders. Software 3. FREE, PRIOR AND INFORMED CONSENT: improve guidance and increase preparedness for effective FPIC approaches to Photoshop CS5, InDesign CS5 benefit affected parties. 4. THE 4FS: Changing Outlooks on Food, Fuel, Fibre and Forests: catalyze debate and rally stakeholders around the future role of the 4Fs in a “one planet economy.” Year These four dialogue initiatives will constitute the core of TFD’s work through 2015. 2011 STRATEGIC ACTIONS TO 2015
  • The Forests Dialogue Strategic Plan 2011-2015 2 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FORESTS DIALOGUE The Forests Dialogue (TFD) helps forest stakeholders engage in vital but The Forests Dialogue contentious forest issues, to explore them together, and to seek effectiveTFD STEERING COMMITTEE 2011 changes.GeorGe AsherLake Taupo Forest Trust —New Zealand Formed in 2000, TFD provides international forest leaders engagedestebAncio cAstro DiAz with forests, forestry and the forest industries with a platform for multi-International Alliance of Indigenousand Tribal Peoples of the Tropical stakeholder dialogues focused on developing trust, sharing understandingForests (IAITPTF) and building collaborative solutions that work for forests and people.MArcus colchester Over the last 10 years, TFD has brought together over 2500 diverse ENGAGE! EXPLORE! CHANGE!Forest Peoples ProgrammeMinnie DeGAwAn stakeholders, many of them leaders of organizations that are highlyKADIOAN - Phillipines influential for forests and livelihoods, in dialogues that have addressedGerhArD Dieterle eight urgent forest issues. 1EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe World BankGAry DunninGThe Forests Dialogue Once considered an inefficient and costly distraction, dialogue is nowPeter GArDiner accepted as an essential process for achieving improvement within theMondiJAMes Griffiths The Forests Dialogue stimulates multi-stakeholder platforms for discussion, reflection and forest sector. In addition, TFD has been recognized as a useful modelWorld Business Council for the promotion of collaborative solutions to difficult issues facing forests and people. Since for many other sectors. Its work has raised the visibility of and promotedSustainable Development its establishment in 2000, TFD has engaged more than 2500 key stakeholders from civil collaborative solutions to the issues it has tackled. Over the last 10 years,JeAnnette GurunGWomen Organizing for Change society organisations, the private sector, and governments from all over the world in some TFD has moved from a single dialogue structure to an initiative-based,in Agriculture & NRM (WOCAN) action-oriented approach. It has progressed from focusing on trust-Peter KAnowsKi 40 international dialogues.Australian National University building and shared understanding to achieving tangible and collaborativechris KniGht TFD is a small but ambitious organisation, with a reach via our governing Steering Committee outcomes. TFD’s Steering Committee and initiative participants havePricewaterhouseCoopers and Dialogue participants into institutions and organisations that are central to the future of effectively promoted consensus-based outcomes, working through bothsKiP KrAsny their own organizations and within networks formed through dialogueKimberly-Clark forests and trees in landscapes. We seek to engage stakeholders from diverse backgrounds,lArs lAestADius processes. Outcomes have been communicated through a variety ofWorld Resources Institute to explore vital but contentious issues – ‘fracture lines’ in forest uses, demands and decision- means including press conferences, presentations, publications, web-Joe lAwson making, and to change thinking and outcomes for the better. We have, for example, providedMWV based communications and follow-up meetings – with an objective of a vehicle for concerted stakeholder inputs to Forest Law Enforcement and Governance creating and realizing opportunities for positive change.stewArt MAGinnisInternational Union for the processes in Europe and North Asia, and have spread recognition of the scale of changesConservation of Nature (IUCN) required to make REDD work in the tropics. TFD work has also spawned local organisationsruth MArtinezLa Asociación Coordinadora in a range of countries determined to extend and deepen regional dialogue initiatives. TFD HIGHLIGHTS 2000 - 2010Indígena y Campesina deAgroforestería Comunitaria TFD’s dialogues have covered eight urgent issues: forest and biodiversityCentroamericana (ACICAFOC) Over the next five years, from 2011 to 2015, TFD seeks to run up to four concurrent dialogue conservation; forest certification; illegal logging; intensively managed plantedJAMes MAyers, tfD co-leADer initiatives involving up to 40 dialogues. In 2011 these initiatives are: REDD readiness; Free, forests; poverty reduction and commercial forestry; forests and climate changeInternational Institute forEnvironment and Development Prior and Informed Consent; Investing in locally controlled forestry; and the ‘4F dialogues – focused on REDD financing and readiness; investing in locally controlled forestry; and free, prior and informed consent.JAn McAlPine – changing outlooks on food, fuel, fibre and forests. A fifth dialogue on the potential role ofUnited Nations Forum on Forestsherbert Pircher GM trees within intensively managed planted forests will also be scoped. To maximise the Since 2004, TFD has produced key publications, recognized as internationallyStora Enso effectiveness of these dialogue streams, we will sharpen our communication and knowledge influential on forests issues, e.g. the ‘Beyond REDD’ consensus statement by aMiriAM Prochnow group of 250+ forest sector leaders stimulated by TFD.Apremavi - Brazil management processes over the same period, coordinating the use of information before,bob rAMsAy during and post-dialogue and targeting materials to key stakeholders. TFD has served as a catalyst and model for partnerships, and has helped defrostBuilding and Woodworkers frozen relationships, e.g. between Indigenous Peoples’ groups and the WorldInternational (BWI) Drawing on our Steering Committee’s expertise, we will implement a realistic, but Bank, and between the World Business Council for Sustainable DevelopmentcArlos roxo, tfD co-leADer and WWF.Fibria aspirational fundraising strategy to expand our business operations and to ensure that TFD’sAntti sAhi capacity can meet the growing demand for our approach and activities. In implementing In Brazil, an autonomous dialogue organization focused on national issues wasConfederation of EuropeanForest Owners (CEPF) this strategic plan we will aim for best practice in managing risk and in monitoring and formed – inspired by TFD and supported by it for the first 2 years. Follow-up localroD tAylor evaluating the work of TFD. dialoguing has been evident in numerous other countries (e.g. Bolivia, Malaysia,WWF International Russia, Nepal, Indonesia, Ghana, Guatemala, Uganda and Kenya) as a directeMMAnuel ze MeKA result of TFD initiatives.International Tropical TimberOrganization THE FORESTS DIALOGUE, YALE UNIVERSITY, 360 PROSPECT STREET, NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, 06511, USA O: +1 (203) 432-5966 F: +1 (203) 432-3809 W: www.theforestsdialogue.org E: info@theforestsdialogue.org The Forests Dialogue Strategic Plan 2011-2015 2 Project ILLUSTRATING THE TFD WAY TFD ORGANIZATIONAL DIAGRAM AND INITIATIVE FLOW 7 MONITORING AND EVALUATION, AND RISK MANAGEMENT Promotional Collateral TFD Steering Advisory SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT K Committee Group Client TFD will assess its operations for their environmental and social impacts, R WO (organisational leadership) (initiative leadership) taking water, waste, procurement, travel and energy use into consideration NET in view of their costs and benefits. We will audit our consumption in these areas and set targets for reductions and increased efficiencies over the The Forests Dialogue (TFD) TFD period of the Strategic Plan, whilst acknowledging the need for face to face interactions that are at the core of TFDs process and the planned growth TFD Secretariat of TFD over the same period. E N RISK MANAGEMENT Description CO E AT G LL OR AB A AB OR Each TFD initiative will be subject to a risk assessment which aims to LL G I designed TFD’s 2011-2015 Strategic AT CO E E identify: the main risks and their implicit assumptions during and after implementation of each main action, the likelihood of their occurrence Initiative Local Plan to be colorful, bright and (low, medium, high), the impact they would have should they occur Partner Partner (low, medium, high) and the risk mitigation and strategies to deal Dialogue with them. Such an assessment will also be undertaken for the TFD Participants organization as a whole each year in work planning. positive. The plan outlines TFD’s accomplishments and proposes future CONCLUSION IMPL EMENT INITIATIVES initiatives. As noted above, TFD has already produced substantial impact. Determine Key Partners Create This impact bodes well and breeds confidence that a ‘critical mass’ Advisory From Over 2500 Groups of concerned opinion formers and policy makers will continue to Stakeholders Identify Local or Global bu i ld t r u s t amo n g l e a d e rs Share Information and see through the outcomes long after the dialoguing initiatives are completed. Achieving better forestry and better livelihoods from it Responsibilities Perspectives is a complex process that is bound to take time. But effective, policy- Art Direction and Layout Design Challenge focused outputs of dialoguing can have a long shelf-life due to their Network With Local and International ENGAGE Scope the Issue relevant subject matter, concise and accessible format, and solid findings. Ultimately, for change to occur, there needs to be pressure Partners to Promote Through from below – from informed citizens who are able to use the capacity Collaborative Dialogue The and ideas generated through dialogue. All TFD activity will be focused Software Solutions facilitate c o Forests CHAN O RE on achieving this. Advocate for Dialogue Consensus- Identify GE Photoshop CS5, InDesign CS5 Based Policy Key Issues nsus PL EX at the Local, and llab National and Fracture nse International Lines ora co Level ve e ti se k ac tio Dialogue With Identify n Participants About Stakeholder Conditions Year Actions and Underlying Key Next Steps Challenges Clarify Identify Opportunities and for Resolving 2011 Distill “Fracture-Line” Findings Issues The Forests Dialogue Strategic Plan 2011-2015 7 The Forests Dialogue Strategic Plan 2011-2015 19
  • 35 36 Saucer Magnolia American Sycamore Magnolia x soulangiana Platanus occidentalis Magnolia Family Alternate, simple Sycamore Family Alternate, simple CHARACTERISTICS CHARACTERISTICS native wide tree pit needed p native wide tree pit needed narrow canopy good fall color narrow canopy good fall color p wide canopy p showy flowers p wide canopy showy flowersGuide to New Haven’s Trees drought tolerant acceptable under wires drought tolerant acceptable under wires salt tolerant good for wildlife salt tolerant good for wildlife weak wood invasive weak wood invasive URI Urban Resources Initiative New Haven, Connecticut HEIGHT HEIGHT 20-30 ft 75-90 ft Full Tree Full Tree BARK BARK Gray, smooth Molted, whitish, cream grey brown color TWIGS TWIGS Stout, with large hairy buds in winter Zigzag, terminal bud lacking, lateral buds divergent LEAVES LEAVES Alternate Alternate Simple Simple Unlobed Lobed Entire Leaf Maple-like Leaf NOTES NOTES Saucer Magnolia is the most commonly cultivated magnolia, growing well in urban settings and on a Sycamore is among of the most massive hardwood trees of eastern North America, forming a Project wide variety of soils. A hybrid of two Asian magnolia species, Magnolia denudata and M. liliiflora, Saucer canopy-emergent layer in mixed stands as well as developing an impressive bole diameter. It is Tree Guide Book Design Magnolia originated in China. The large pink flowers a riparian species, typically found on the banks resemble a porcelain teacup and saucer, hence the of flowing streams. The leaves resemble those name. Flower of Maples, but are alternate rather than opposite. Client The fruit is a fuzzy tannish-brown ball about 1” in diameter, borne singly, which breaks apart to Urban Resources Initiative (URI) Bark release the individual seeds, which are dispersed by water. The mottled bark is cream-colored, lighter than that of London Plane. Common names: American Planetree or Buttonwood. Description URI is a not-for-profit partnership with EXCELLENT SPECIMEN EXCELLENT SPECIMEN Yale University. This book will serve as 30” DBH. 201 Townsend Ave., East Shore Bark 58” DBH. 250 West Rock, Westville Fruit an educational tool for new students entering the Yale School of Forestry. The colorful guide book lists detailed SUitabLe for StreetS information about New Haven’s 96 HeigHt/Spread (ft) droUgHt toLerant UnderneatH WireS street tree species, and includes a Tree Leaf Identification Key and a Planting Common name SaLt toLerant Recommendation Chart. faLL CoLorS Latin name SUn/SHade fLoWering Responsibilities native Art Direction, Illustration, Layout Design Software Amur maackia Maackia amurensis (pg. ) 30/30 Yes Full Sun Yes No No No No Yes Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and Ash, Cimmaron Fraxinus pennsylvanica (pg. ) 80/70 No Full Sun No No Yes Yes Yes InDesign CS5 Ash, Newport Fraxinus pennsylvanica (pg. ) 80/70 No Full Sun No No Yes Yes Yes Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum (pg. ) 80/45 No Full Sun/Full Shade No No No No Yes Yes Year Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica (pg. ) 70/45 No Full Sun/Part Shade No No Yes Yes Yes 2011 Catalpa Catalpa speciosa (pg. ) 60/30 No Full Sun/Part Shade Yes No No No Yes Yes Cherry Prunus spp. (pg. ) 35/35 Yes Full Sun Yes No No No Yes Cherry, ‘Columnar Sargent’ Prunus sargentii ‘Columnaris’ (pg. ) 40/18 No Full Sun Yes No No No Yes
  • When it rains, water whooshes through our city, drains into our rivers through storm drains, and Urban Resources Initiative Questions? Call URI at (203) 432-6189, Email uri@yale.edu, or visit yale.edu/uri First Class winds up in Long Island Sound Postage New Haven, CT 06511 Place Here —but it doesn’t go alone! 195 Prospect Street Just as the rain can rinse awayJoin TreeHaven 10K sidewalk chalk and the dust on cars, it can also rinse away By Requesting A fertilizer, gasoline, and heavy metals—pollutants that end up Free Tree in our city’s rivers and streams. ne als soli ga y met r e YOU can help protect New av iliz he t fer Haven’s waterways while making your yard beautiful! There, the dirty pollutants threaten our water quality and endanger our precious marine life. Excess fertilizer in water feeds algal blooms that steal oxygen away from fish and marine life, ultimately destroying the careful balance of our ecosystem. online via www.cityofnewhaven.com/Sustainability/ Sound like something you want to be a part of? Order a free tree from URI and commit To request a free tree fill out this form, or order We employ, educate, and pay youth and adults in need of job training and experience to plant your tree. to watering the newly planted tree. Here’s the good news! es, trees filter av out pollutants Project Take_Action/Request_a_Tree.asp le before they enter Promotional Collateral nd our waterways and You can stop all of those ms a destroy marine life. You can stop happening! things from all of those ste things from happening! Your new tree will clean sy rainwater naturally. Usin g their r oot Client Tree canopies curb downpour and let the Did you know that New Haven’s Urban Resources Initiative (URI) rain soak into the soil slowly. This decreases street trees already intercept over Phone #: Address: flooding and nutrient depletion in soil, 53 million gallons of rainfall annually? Name: Email: making your yard greener and healthier. That’s a lot of water! And there’s an Description added bonus: that intercepted water saves the city over $400,000 per year! URI’s Community Greenspace program has planted more than 2,000 trees throughout New Haven, CT. My strategy was to use storytelling to Sound like something you want to be a part of? Order a free tree from URI and commit Place First Class inform New Haven’s residents about to watering the newly planted tree. Postage Here the impact trees have on New Haven’s To request a free tree fill out this form, or order online via www.cityofnewhaven.com/Sustainability/ waterways. The brochure includes Take_Action/Request_a_Tree.asp We employ, educate, and pay youth and adults in Urban Resources Initiative a perforated postcard that can be need of job training and experience to plant your tree. 195 Prospect Street detached and mailed back to URI to Free Trees Planted on Your Street! Name: New Haven, CT 06511 request a free tree. Address: Email: Responsibilities Phone #: Questions? Call URI at (203) 432-6189, Email uri@yale.edu, or visit yale.edu/uri Art Direction, Illustration, Layout Design Software Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and InDesign CS5 Year 2010
  • An Evening of Jazz featuring Saxophonist Will Cleary & Pianist Nick Weiser Monday March 7th 7:00 PM St. Paul and St. James Cathedral 57 Olive St., New Haven, CTWilliam Cleary, M.M. Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger & Educator will@williamcleary.com | (713) 854-2059 www.williamcleary.com An Evening of Jazz featuring Saxophonist Will Cleary & Pianist Nick Weiser Monday March 7th Project Promotional Collateral 7:00 pm Client St. Paul and St. James Cathedral William Cleary Music 57 Olive Street, New Haven, CT Description William Cleary is a professional Jazz Saxophonist who performs in New York and surrounding areas. I designed his business card and promotional materials for his performances. Responsibilities Art Direction, Layout Design Software Photoshop CS5, InDesign CS5 Year 2011
  • Climate Change and The American Southwest Climate Change and The American SouthwestEducational Poster Series from Gray is Green: The National Senior Conservation Corps Educational Poster Series from Gray is Green: The National Senior Conservation Corps 1 3 The U.S. Desert-Shrub Ecosystem Southwest Temperatures Are is Changing Rising Rapidly This diagram shows the extent of the United States’ Desert-Shrub Ecosystem, reaching from close to Great Basin the Canadian border to Mexico, where it merges with the Mexican Desert-Shrub Ecosystem. Mojave Sonoran Chihuahuan The Four North American Deserts The largest of the deserts is the Great Temperature Change (�F per century): Basin Desert, extending east of the California border to Salt Lake City. Rate of Temperature Change by The other deserts are the Mojave, the -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 State and Region, 1901-2008 Data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Sonoran, and the Chihuahuan Desert, Administration’s National Climate Data Center which is expanding north from Mexico, (www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html) deeper into New Mexico and Texas. The United States Has Warmed at Nearly Twice the Global Rate Project 3 Rising U.S. Temperatures 3 Rising World Temperature Educational Poster Series Temperature anomaly [°F] Temperature anomaly [°F] 1901-2009 trend: +1.25°F per century 1901-2009 trend: +1.28°F per century 1979-2009 trend: Surface: +5.05°F per century UAH: +4.00°F per century 1979-2009 trend: Surface: +2.93°F per century UAH: +2.30°F per century 2 2 1 1The Great Basin Desert The Mojave Desert The Sonoran Desert The Chihuahuan Desert Client 0 0 -1 -1 -2 -2 Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Earth’s Surface Lower Troposphere (measured by satellite) Earth’s Surface Lower Troposphere (measured by satellite) UAH UAH -3 -3 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010Source: http://clminternship.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSCN0441.JPG Source: http://www.sheltoweehikes.com/IMG_0922.jpg Source: http://www.edupic.net/Images/Biomes/tonto_desert138.JPG Source: http://lh4.ggpht.com/_ynz-PpOfY1Y/SB4HOfsoyEI/AAAAAAAAAdo/LUwJOIz6U9Q/P3210395.JPG Year Year Data Source: NOAA, 2010 Data Source: NOAA, 2010 Description These four posters are part of a 9-poster series focused on the climate changes currently occuring in the United StatesClimate Change and The American Southwest Climate Change and The American Southwest Southwest. This Educational PosterEducational Poster Series from Gray is Green: The National Senior Conservation Corps 5 Educational Poster Series from Gray is Green: The National Senior Conservation Corps 8 Series was designed for NRDC’s Gray is Green Project, which engages America’sGlobal Warming Changes Snow to Rain Possible Social Consequences of Heat Senior citizens in today’s most pressing and Rain to Episodic Downpours and Water Stress environmental initiatives. The posters Industrial Relocation Just as higher costs caused the textile industry to move from New England to the will exhibit in retirement communities By reducing the amount of snow falling on South— and then from the U.S. to China— so higher costs for energy and water may deindustrialize the Southwest. throughout the country. mountains, global warming has reduced Western snowpacks by as much as 75% (EPA), changing runoff from a source of Human Migration To view the entire series please go to: relief in summer dry spells to spring floods, which are of less value to farming and to Without an industrial or agricultural base, Retiree Population Increase dry climates generally. working age people tend to leave an area. http://www.meganbraley.com/?page_ 140% and above As a result, the proportion of people age 65 100% to 139% and above is expected to increase in the 70% to 99% Percent Change Southwest. under 69% -80% -60% Trends in April Snowpack In the Western United States (1950-2000) U.S. Projected Age 65+ Growth, 2000-2030 Data provided by William H. Frey, PhD, demographer with the Brookings id=23 Data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Institution (http://www.maryfurlong.com/newsletter/2009-12.htm) -40% Resources Conservation Service Water and Climate Center (www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov) -20% Extreme One-Day Precipitation Events in the Projected Change in Runoff by 2080 Responsibilities (available water) Lower 48 States (1910-2008) 25 25 to 50 percent decrease 5 to 24 percent decrease Art Direction, Illustration, Layout Design 20 From Ordinary Rain to Mexico: Migration as a Strategy Downpours Percent of Land Area for Drought and Disaster 15 Downpours pelt crops, overflow storm sewers, and flood culverts Data provided by CARE, U.N. University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security, and Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network Software and underpasses. In desert- Mexico Population Density In 2000 (persons per km2) Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and 10 shrubland, downpours refresh The outflow of working age people to places groundwater, but often runoff with better industrial and agricultural bases 0 1-4 5 - 24 25 - 249 250 - 999 1000 + InDesign CS5 5 too quickly to penetrate dry, will be matched by the inflow of Mexican With fewer resources available to a growing number caked soil. environmental refugees fleeing the drying up of people, the Southwest’s reception of Hispanic 0 of their native habitats. As seen above, many environmental refugees is likely to be less welcoming. 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 of Mexico’s highest populated areas will face Thus, global warming makes ethnic and international Data Source: NOAA, 2009 Year extreme water stress in the future. relations more tense. Year 2010
  • Poster Series on exhibit at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT.
  • Climate Change and Coastal Flooding Educational Poster Series from Gray is Green: The National Senior Conservation Corps Climate Change and Coastal Flooding Educational Poster Series from Gray is Green: The National Senior Conservation Corps Text by Robert E. Lane, Ph.D. Design by Megan Braley, M.I.D. 2 Text by Robert E. Lane, Ph.D. Design by Megan Braley, M.I.D. 3 The Cryosphere is Melting Sea Levels Are Rising The Cryosphere is the frozen, mainly fresh, 35 water of the planet, located at the two poles From 1900 to 2000 sea level rose 18.5 cm 30 and Greenland. There are two kinds: floating (c 7.4 inches). If continued at this rate, Sea Level Change (cm) 25 sea ice (icebergs) and land-based glaciers. sea levels would rise half a foot during 20 the 21st century. 15 10 Increasing scientific estimates of 2 ft, 4 ½ ft, and 5 6 ½ ft follow. The result is a precisely measured 0 record for 1870-2000, with broad bands of -5 uncertainty in earlier and later periods, as seen Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Recent_Sea_Level_Rise.png in Figure 3 on Panel 1. 1880 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 2000 Among the reasons for this variation is an odd relative rise and fall of coastal land. Arctic sea ice is melting rapidly. This image shows the amount of ice in 2003. The area outlined in red represents the extent of ice cover in 1980, at the same time of year. As sea ice melts to water it reduces heat reflection and increases heat absorption, thereby warming the planet and indirectly raising sea level. Image Source: NASA 500 400 300 Sea Level Trends mm/yr (feet/century) 200Ice Mass (km3) 100 9 to 12 (3 to 4) 0 6 to 9 (2 to 3) -100 3 to 6 (1 to 2) -200 0 to 3 (0 to 1) -300 Source: Velicogna and Wahr, 2005 -3 to 0 (-1 to 0) -400 2002.5 2003 2003.5 2004 2004.5 2005 2005.5 Greenland: Accelerating Loss of Ice Mass Antarctica: Temperature Zones, 1957-2006 In late 2010, authorities agreed on a probable Rise and Fall of Coastal Land The glaciers and ice sheets of Greenland (an island East Antarctica is a rock-based continent larger rise of 3 feet by the year 2100. To which the Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) about ¼ the size of the U.S.) are melting with an than the United States and covered by ice at least Nature Conservancy said: If sea levels rose 3 feet, (http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/slrmap.html) accelerating loss of mass. If all of Greenland’s a mile high. It is not melting. However, West “every city on the East Coast of the United States ice melted, ocean levels would rise about 21 feet. Antarctica, is a smaller ice-covered peninsula and a set of ice-covered islands. It is melting and if it …would be swamped.” Project were all to melt, “seas would rise 20 feet.” Rising sea levels are only half of the problem. The other half is storm surges. Source: Isabella Velicogna and John Wahr, 2004 Source: U.S. Geological Survey, 2/22/10, as reported by the Environment and Energy Study Institute Educational Poster Series Client Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Description Climate Change and Coastal Flooding Educational Poster Series from Gray is Green: The National Senior Conservation Corps Climate Change and Coastal Flooding Educational Poster Series from Gray is Green: The National Senior Conservation Corps These four posters are from another Text by Robert E. Lane, Ph.D. Design by Megan Braley, M.I.D. 6 Text by Robert E. Lane, Ph.D. Design by Megan Braley, M.I.D. 7 9-poster series that I designed for Indicators of a Coast Vulnerable Consequences of Coastal Flooding NRDC’s Gray is Green Project. This to Flooding Loss of Life Because sea level rise works slowly, loss of series focuses on Coastal Flooding. life from sudden storm surges is greater (as in New Orleans during Katrina). The posters will exhibit in retirement Kolkata Tianjin If the rate of loss of life during Katrina (half of 1%) prevailed, the fatalities in two major New Jersey cities would be about 2,500. communities throughout the country. New York Alexandria Khulna Tokyo Dhaka Chittagong Shanghai Miami Ningbo Residential Property Loss To view the entire series please go to: Guangzhou Rangoon Hai Phòng Mumbai Bangkok The diagram to the right shows the flooding Abidjan Ho Chí Minh City pattern of Southampton, NY, in the event http://www.meganbraley.com/?page_ Lagos Jakarta of hurricanes of varying forces. Top 20 Cities With Population Exposed Characteristics of Coasts Likely to to Coastal Flooding by 2070 Transportation As seen in the image of Lower Manhattan View of residential parcel and storm-surge impact on Southampton, NY, which would see $1.5 billion in exposed residential property in the event of a Category 4 hurricane. id=23 below, even where cities are not flooded, Flood include: Exposed Population connecting interstate highways and other Hurricane Category Total Properties Affected Total Residential Structure Value Category 1 95,456 $3,054,306,140.00 • Low Elevation < 3,000 3,000 to 4,000 4,000 to 5,000 5,000 to 6,000 > 6,000 forms of transportation are, especially Category 2 Category 3 182,061 285,675 $5,823,436,345.00 $8,444,421,334.00 where crossing flooded areas. Responsibilities Category 4 367,773 $10,950,192,608.00 • Estuaries Data Provided By: Risk Management Solutions, Inc. Source: 2010 First American Storm Surge Report • Loss of Barrier Islands (for surges only) Because tropical and subtropical areas have more Lessons from Katrina Ocean Currents, like the ones carrying Art Direction, Illustration, Layout Design • frequent hurricanes, they are more vulnerable to Five years after Katrina, a quarter of pre-flood Greenland meltwater to the New England flooding. Tropical areas also contain more people coast, also carry Arctic meltwater to Europe, residents had not returned. For the New York in low-lying islands and vulnerable estuaries than area, this rate means over 4.5m people seeking cooling the continent. do temperate areas. jobs and shelter. Software United States Under Water Loss of life caused by Katrina’s flooding was half of 1%. In a flood, the East Coast might also Coastline Changes: Meters in Sea Level Rise have similar low mortality rates. 0 6 25 35 75 300 1000 3825 This sad story has a silver lining. Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and Different topologies and prevailing winds make In 2006, the first post-Katrina year, New Orleans the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic coasts more vulnerable than Europe’s North Sea Coast, and more than the A. West Side Highway E. Ferry Terminals had less unemployment, more business start- ups, higher wages, fewer school dropouts, InDesign CS5 U.S. Pacific Coast, which is already 2 ft higher than B. Battery Park F. Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive and the same poverty rates. Post-flooding the North Atlantic. C. Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel G. Wall Street conditions were relatively good—better than Source: Hope-Care Foundation (http://www.all-creatures.org/hope/gw/hydro-img-065.htm) D. South Ferry Subway Station H. South Street Seaport the 2008 recession. Year 2010
  • ProjectGrowlots Philadelphia ProposalClientPhiladelphia Department of Parks andRecreationDescriptionI wrote and designed this proposal forthe Growlots Philadelphia Program,which I organized and implemented tohelp Philadelphia’s Department of Parksand Recreation raise awareness for thecity’s urban agriculture movement. Theproposal outlines my concept for thedesign of a communication system thatenables the urban agriculture sectorto work effectively on developing city-wide urban agriculture initiatives.To view the entire book please go to:http://issuu.com/megbraley/docs/growlotsphiladelphiafinalResponsibilitiesArt Direction, Illustration, Layout Design,WritingSoftwarePhotoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, andInDesign CS5Year2010
  • Project Growlots Philadelphia Website Client Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation Description www.GrowlotsPhiladelphia.com offers Philadelphia’s Urban Agriculture Sector a collaborative content management system that acts as an organized resource database and a social networking communication tool for nonprofit organizations, local governement departments, and urban gardeners and farmers. Responsibilities Art Direction, Illustration, LayoutGrowing Gardens and Composting Planting Fruit Trees Keeping Bees Marketing Your Goods Distributing Your Goods Meeting Your Peers Impacting Teens and Advancing Children Design, Writing, HTML, CSSUrban Farms Adults Software Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and InDesign CS5, Wordpress Year 2010
  • ProjectPhiladelphia Murals Against CrimeDescriptionI designed this booklet to explore theconnections between Philadelphia’smurals and areas of lowered crime. Iexamined the relationship betweenmural location and crime level on threelevels: citywide, by zip code, and a two-block radius. I found that crime levelsdecreased in all areas after the additionof a mural.To view the entire booklet please go to:http://issuu.com/megbraley/docs/muralsagainstcrimeResponsibilitiesArt Direction, Illustration, Layout DesignSoftwarePhotoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, andInDesign CS5Year2009
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  • ProjectTexas Architect MagazineClientTexas Society of ArchitectsDescriptionI wrote and designed the “Portfolio”pages published in the Texas ArchitectMagazine from June of 2007 throughMay of 2008. I worked with the ArtDirector, Editor, and Publisher.ResponsibilitiesWriting and Layout DesignSoftwarePhotoshop CS5, InDesign CS5Year2008