Urban Forestry Days (23-24 March 2021)

Event start date
Virtual conference

 

The European Forest Institute (EFI), the European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) and the Horizon 2020 CLEARING HOUSE project invite you to two days of integrated activities on urban forestry (March 23-24 2021). This on-line event is targeted at advanced practitioners, established researchers, sector leading policymakers and those wishing to learn of the latest developments in Europe and beyond.  A special focus for this conference is Sino-Europe collaboration. The conference will be run in English with Mandarin translation.

Day one is themed on integrated urban forest management with a focus on the ‘sustainable transition of cities’ and ‘urban forestry and the pillars of sustainability’. In addition to keynote speakers, ‘a tour of management models’ with leading practitioners will cover different European bioregions and beyond.  Participants will also be able to attend a ‘virtual fieldtrip’ with ‘live stream Q&A’ from the Kottenforst, a peri-urban forest near Bonn in Germany.

Day two is themed on urban forests and health infrastructure. Keynote speakers will outline what medical science is telling us about forests as health infrastructure followed by a thematic workshop on ‘forests and urban greenspaces in pandemic times’. The second day will also see the launch of EFUF 2021; a decentralised networking programme running from March to May 2021 with many diverse events. The new EFUF App will also be unveiled at the conference.

!! CALL FOR VIDEO POSTER PRESENTATION !!

The organisers of this conference are pleased to announce the opportunity for young researchers and practitioners to submit a video poster presentation (by February 22nd) and share their work during the Urban Forestry Days 2021 amongst an international audience. Posters should be related to the two themes of the conference "integrated urban forest management" and/or "urban forest as health infrastructure". Submission for video poster abstracts here.

The full programme of the Urban Forestry Days you can find here!

 

The registration can be accessed here.

A short video introduction about the conference by Clive Davies, Senior Researcher on Urban Forestry at European Forest Institute

-This project has received funding from the European H2020 Research and Innovation programme under the Grant Agreement n° 821242-