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Archive for October, 2009

Urban Forestry Update – Sept/October 2009

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Urban Forestry Sessions at XIII World Forestry Congress
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18-23 October 2009

Please note that there will be two important urban forestry sessions at the upcoming World Forestry Congress in Argentina. The sessions will deal with the themes “Driving the forces towards A Green Agenda for Urbanized Society: A matter of Choice or Destiny?” respectively “Optimizing and mastering the tree cover for healthy cities – learning from practice and science”.  Click Here to view, or download, PDF file outlining these presentation sessions..

In addition to these sessions, there will be an event on “Protecting Urban Watersheds: Technology and Communication” on Tuesday October 20, 12.45-14.15 hrs (Yellow Pavillion). This side event at the World Forestry Congress will share successful efforts to improve, measure, monitor, and communicate the connection between forests, water, and people. Opportunity will be provided for participants to share their strategies and successes, as well. Please join us for this global conversation, hosted by the United States Forest Service.

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

The second announcement for the Malaysian Urban Forestry Conference 2009: ‘Lessons for Sustainable Development’ is available by visiting http://www.frim.gov.my/pdf/urban-forestry.pdf. Registration for the event is still possible. For an updated listing of confirmed speakers, please Click Here.

Conference ‘Monitoring and Management of Visitor flows in recreational and protected areas’ (MMV2010)
Wageningen, Netherlands, 30 May – 3 June 2010

This fifth MMV conference will build on the success of four preceding conferences, which have made MMV into a regular meeting for scientists and managers. MMV5 will be the first lustrum and organized in an urbanized country, the Netherlands. Read more about this international conference at http://www.mmv2010.nl/.

Conference ‘Forest Landscapes and Global Change – New frontiers in management, conservation and restoration’ (IUFRO Landscape Ecology conference 2010)
Brangança, Portugal, 21-27 September 2010

After past events in Bari and Chengdu, the IUFRO Landscape Ecology conference will visit Portugal in 2010. Read the first announcement for this event, with a theme on urban forestry, at http://www.ipb.pt/iufro2010/index.php?pai=45&lng=.