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Archive for March, 2009

Urban Forest Update – March 2009

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009


12th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) – Register now!
Arnhem, The Netherlands, 27-30 May 2009

The 12th edition of the EFUF, an event co-sponsored by IUFRO Urban Forestry, promises to become a good one. The 12th EFUF will have as title: Urban forestry – Working together for green city values, with themes such as green city marketing, children and nature, participatory urban forestry, and strategic and innovative urban forestry.

The call for abstracts is now closed, but don’t forget to register for the event as soon as possible, as limited places are available. For full details about the programme, keynote speakers, excursions, and online registration, visit http://www.arnhem.nl/content.jsp?objectid=69936.

Conference ‘Forestry Serving Urbanised Societies in the North Atlantic Region’
Reykjavik, Iceland, 16-19 September 2009

This international conference, organised under the Icelandic chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers, will bring together researchers and practitioners from the North Atlantic Region to 1) present and discuss the state-of-art of research on forestry serving urbanised societies; 2) find ways of better implementation of state-of-art knowledge; and 3) developing a joint research agenda for the future. Conference sessions will look at e.g. the social and health services of forests, innovative forest planning, design and management, species selection, and community forestry approaches.

Abstracts should be submitted before June 15, 2009. Click Here for detailed information about the event .

Urban forestry session at the IUFRO 2010 World Congress
Seoul, South Korea, 23-28 August 2010

A proposal for an urban forestry session at this main IUFRO event has just been accepted. The 2-hour session will have as its theme ‘Promoting urban forest services in partnership between scientists and communities’. Invited speakers such as David Nowak (US Forest Service), Kjell Nilsson (University of Copenhagen), Pepper Provenzano (TreeLink) and Makoto Yokohari (University of Tokyo) will shine their light on successful science-practice collaboration in urban forestry. More details about this session will be provided in the near future.


Journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening now indexed by Thomson Reuters

As of issue 1 of the present Volume (8, 2009), Urban Forestry and Urban Greening is indexed by Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI). This means that the journal has become part of major databases such as Science Citation Index Expanded. Articles published by us from Vol. 9, issue 1 onwards will be part of the Web of Science. The journal’s first impact factor will be granted for 2011.

Find more information about the journal and its indexing at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/701803/description#description.

New publication: ‘GreenKeys @ Your City – A guide for urban green quality’

GreenKeys, an INTERREG III B Project which has developed suggestions for how to improve the planning and management of urban green spaces, has recently issued this interesting manual. It contains recommendations for green space development in European cities and provides guidelines on the preparation and implementation of an urban green space strategy. You can download the report (or order a hardcopy) from the project’s website: www.greenkeys-project.net.