This year the European Forum on Urban Forestry is being held in the dynamic City of Manchester. Urban Forests are a great opportunity to tackle the climate emergency upon us by making urban areas more resilient. In recognition of this the conference theme for 2020 is: Urban Forestry for a Resilient Future.
In 2020 we are encouraging contributions that explore the urban forest through three themes:
Theme 1: ‘Keeping cities cool and reducing flood risk’ – How our urban forests help to provide resilience, and what we can do to make them more adaptable to climate change and urban expansion.
Theme 2: ‘The air we breathe, the water we drink and the way we feel’ – The role of the urban forest in meeting our basic life needs and addressing the challenges of physical and mental health.
Theme 3: ‘Trees and urban design’ – How trees and GI are integral to the development of our towns and cities in creating places where people want to live, work and play and how forest products can help to reduce our carbon footprint.