International conference

Urban Forestry in Transition – Addressing the needs of changing societies

CARe-FOR-US II and WOODEN MAN Conference

Tartu, Estonia, 9-11 OCTOBER 2013

Many countries and societies in Europe and elsewhere are in transition, for example in terms of economy, socio-demographics and political systems. Together with pressures of urbanisation and urban densification, but also urban shrinking in some cities, these changes have major impacts on urban forests and urban forestry.

This international conference will address how urban forestry needs to be adapted within transitional societies, for example in terms of changing governance and management approaches. It will also study the contributions of urban forestry to cities that are more resilient and provide a high quality of life.

The conference is organised by CARe-FOR-US II, the second phase of the the Centre of Advanced Research on Forestry Serving Nordic Urban Societies. This Centre, jointly with the Estonian University of Life Sciences, invites researchers and practitioners from the Nordic-Baltic region and beyond to meet and exchange research and practice in all aspects of urban forestry.

The conference is excellent value for money and takes place in the charming and historic university town of Tartu in Estonia. The conference includes plenary and parallel sessions and kicks off with a field visit for delegates to orientate themselves to the urban forestry context of Estonia.

Conference preliminary programme and second call for papers. Register now!

Visit the conference website here.

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