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Archive for June, 2009

Urban Forest Update – June 2009

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009


Conference ‘Forestry Serving Urbanised Societies in the North Atlantic Region’
– submit your abstract now!
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 (as well as others who are interested in the topic) 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 of up to 300 words should be submitted to cck(at)life.ku.dk BY JUNE 30, 2009. Please visit the conference website for further details: http://skogur.is/radstefna-sept-2009, where you can also register online.

International conference ‘Ecology and Forests for Public Health’
Oslo, Norway, 18-20 September 2009

This conferences focuses on environmental, climatic and cultural changes that threaten public health today. This event will analyze the importance of ecology and forests for people on our planet. A wide range of aspects will therefore be addressed through key-note speakers, submitted abstracts, workshops and side events. Subthemes like vocational rehabilitation in nature, recreation, health promotion, physical activity, well-being, out-door life (friluftsliv), farming for health etc. are also part of the programme.

Read more about the event at www.nacuheal.net. ABSTRACTS can be submitted until JULY 15, 2009.

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

The first announcement and call for papers for the Malaysian Urban Forestry Conference 2009: ‘Lessons for Sustainable Development’ is available by visiting http://unri.org/iufro/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/uf_2009_malaysian1.pdf. This international event, which will include a range of leading international speakers on aspects of urban forestry and nature tourism, will be held back-to-back with an FAO workshop on urban and peri-urban forestry. Abstracts for the Malaysian Urban Forestry Conference 2009 can be submitted until August 30, 2009.

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 open until June 22nd 2009. With the increasing recognition of the value of nature to human health and well being 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.


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.