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Archive for May, 2009

Urban Forest Update – May 2009

Monday, May 11th, 2009


Conference ‘Great Places, Great Cities’
Glasgow, Scotland, 4-5 June 2009

This two-day conference will bring together an international audience to discuss the role of public space and green networks in creating truly sustainable cities – cities which have a reduced impact on the environment, which cope better with the consequences of global climate change and where people want to live and work. For further information, see http://www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/default.asp?page=482.


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, benefit valuation, species selection, and community forestry approaches.

The event is co-organised by the Nordic-Baltic Centre of Advanced Research on Forestry Serving Urbanised Societies, CARe-FOR-US (www.sl.life.ku.dk/care-for-us).

Abstracts should be submitted before June 30, 2009. Please visit the conference website for further details: http://skogur.is/radstefna-sept-2009. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Register at http://skogur.is/radstefna-sept-2009


Malaysian Urban Forestry Conference 2009
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 17-19 November 2009

Please click here to view the announcement and call for papers for the Malaysian Urban Forestry Conference 2009: ‘Lessons for Sustainable Development’. This international event will be held back-to-back with an FAO workshop on urban and peri-urban forestry.


International Healthy Parks, Healthy People Congress
Melbourne, Australia, 11-16 April 2010

The Call for Proposals for the first International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress is NOW OPEN and will remain open until June 22nd 2009. With the increasing recognition of the value of nature to human health and wellbeing worldwide, Parks Victoria will host the inaugural International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress at the new Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia. For further information, visit the conference website at www.healthyparkshealthypeoplecongress.org.


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

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.

Abstracts for all IUFRO 2010 sessions can now be submitted. For further details, visit: http://www.iufro2010.com/. For the mentioned urban forestry session, only poster abstracts can be considered.


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.