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Urban Forestry Update – March 2010 Update

Monday, March 1st, 2010
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
2010 EUROPEAN FORUM ON URBAN FORESTRY – ‘URBAN PEOPLE MEET URBAN FORESTS’
Tulln, Austria, 25-29 May, 2010
The deadline for submitting abstracts has been postponed until 15 March, 2010. Click Here to view or download the announcement and call for abstracts.
2010 NORDISK PARK- OG FRILUFTSKONGRES
Oslo, Norway, 2-4 June 2010
This Nordic congress – during which ‘Scandinavian’ is spoken – brings together green space and outdoor recreation managers and experts. Read more about the congress at http://www.parkogfriluft2010.no/.
WORLD CITIES SUMMIT 2010 – LIVEABLE AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES FOR THE FUTURE
Singapore, 28 June – 1 July 2010
World Cities Summit is a premier event that brings together practitioners and policy makers with leading experts in their field to identify innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing cities today. Read more at http://www.worldcities.com.sg/.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR URBAN FORESTRY IN CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS

Beijing, China, 29 August – 1 September 2010

Abstracts for this event – co-organised by IUFRO’s urban forestry research group – should be submitted by 30 April 2010. For more information about the conference’s theme and practicalities, see http://app.bjfu.edu.cn/linxy/icufce_2010/home.html.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ‘DELTAS IN TIMES OF CLIMATE CHANGE’
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 29 September – 1 October 2010
The two official Dutch research programmes on climate change and spatial planning (Climate changes Spatial Planning and Knowledge for Climate), the City of Rotterdam and the C40 (a group of the world’s largest cities committed to tackling climate change) invite scientists, politicians, policy-makers and practitioners to share their knowledge and experience in a major international conference on climate adaptation. The conference pursues three main goals: 1. exchanging up-to-date top science on climate change and delta planning 2. strengthening international cooperation between deltas and delta cities 3. exploring and strengthening the links between science, policy and practitioners. Read more at www.climatedeltaconference.org.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ‘MANAGING THE URBAN RURAL INTERFACE – STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABLE PERI-URBAN LAND USE RELATIONSHIPS’
Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-22 October 2010
One of the themes during this conference will be ‘Urban forestry and urban greening in developing countries’. The deadline for submitting abstracts for this and other sessions has been postponed until 15 June 2010. Read more at http://www.plurel.net/conference.

OPEN POSTS

ISA CALLS FOR PROPOSALS FOR LITERATURE REVIEW ON BIOMECHANICS IN ARBORICULTURE
The International Society of Arboriculture regularly commissions literature reviews on actual topics within arboriculture. Presently ISA is looking for bids for a review on tree biomechanics. Click Here for more information. Proposals should be received by 15 March 2010.
TWO PHD GRANTS AT THE EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
The Foundation for European Forest Research is offering two PhD scholarships up to 19,000 EUR per year with a travel allowance of 1000 EUR per year. The opportunities are open to all interested persons qualified to proceed with PhD studies at an internationally recognised university. The grants are ‘Mets√§hallitus-Grant 2010 for PhD studies’ on the topic of ‘Sustainable use of forests for different purposes, including economical and recreational forest functions and biodiversity values’, and ‘Ponsse-Grant 2010 for PhD Studies’ on the topic of ‘Contribution of modern forest management technologies to sustainable and competitive forestry in Europe’.
For further information see http://www.efi.int/portal/news___events/press_releases/?id=236. The selected candidates will be based at the European Forest Institute.

EDUCATION

MASTER-LEVEL COURSE ON URBAN FORESTRY AND URBAN GREENING
Copenhagen, Denmark, 6 September – 5 November 2010
During autumn 2010, a 15 ECTS Master course on urban forestry and urban greening will once again be held at the University of Copenhagen. This course can be combined into an ‘urban forestry package’ of 30 ECTS and is also part of a new Nordic Master in Landscape Planning. For international students, deadline for registration is 1 May 2010. Read more about the course at http://www.sl.life.ku.dk/Uddannelse/Master_Urban_Forestry_Urban_Greening.aspx.