Urban Forestry for a Resilient Future (4th - 6th May 2021)

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Manchester City of Trees conference 4th - 6th May as part of the EUROPEAN FORUM ON URBAN FORESTRY SEMESTER #EFUF2021

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Manchester City of Trees, the European Forest Institute (EFI), the European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) and the HORIZON 2020 CLEARING HOUSE project invite you to join a 3-day conference on 'Urban Forestry for a resilient future' in May. The 2-hour webinars are targeted at practitioners, researchers, policymakers and people eager to learn about the manifold opportunities urban forestry provides to make urban areas more resilient. This event is part of the European Forum on Urban Forestry Semester 2021, a decentralised networking programme running from March to May with many diverse events.

This conference will explore urban forests through three main themes.

  • Theme 1: ‘Keeping cities cool and reducing flood risk’ – How our urban forests help to provide resilience, and what we can do to make them more adaptable to climate change and urban expansion
  • Theme 2: ‘The air we breathe and the way we feel’ – The role of the urban forest in meeting our basic life needs and addressing the challenges of physical and mental health
  • Theme 3: ‘Trees and urban design’ – How trees and GI are integral to the development of our towns and cities in creating places where people want to live, work and play and how forest products can help to reduce our carbon footprint.

During these sessions, speakers from Europe and beyond will highlight factors that play a vital role in the sustainable transition of cities. They will discuss the importance of ecosystem services provided by urban green and key challenges like the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands. Join and learn more about the essential ecosystem services urban forests provide for health and well-being and explore how the urban forest can help towns engage with reconciliation ecology.

Have a closer look at our programme (4th - 6th May):

between 14:00 - 16:00 BST, 15:00 - 17:00 CEST

May 4th ‘Keeping cities cool and reducing flood risk’

Moderator: Pete Stringer (Resilience Manager, Manchester City of Trees)

May 5th ‘The air we breathe and the way we feel’

Moderator: Chris Baines (Environmentalist and broadcaster)

May 6th ‘Trees and urban design’

Moderator: Alan Simson (Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry at Leeds Beckett University)

Looking forward to seeing you online.


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European Forum on Urban Forestry

The European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) is a unique meeting place for practitioners, policy-makers, managers, educators and scientists who are active in urban forestry, urban greening and green infrastructure. Since 1998, EFUF has met annually to discuss new developments, to exchange experiences, and to visit examples of good practices on planning, design and management of urban forests (from woodland to urban parks and street trees). EFUF 2021 is a decentralised networking programme running from March to May with many diverse events.

Manchester City of Trees

Manchester City of Trees is delivering a green recovery and tackling the climate emergency head on, through planting trees and restoring woodlands for the people and wildlife of Greater Manchester. Working with communities, organisations, and businesses to build an ambitious movement, dedicated to planting a tree for every citizen within just five years.

European Forest Institute

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an international organisation, established by European States. EFI conducts research and provides policy support on forest-related issues, connecting knowledge to action. EFI has 29 Member Countries, and c. 120 member organizations from 38 different countries working in diverse research fields. The headquarters of the Institute are in Joensuu, Finland, and its other main offices are in Barcelona, Bonn and Brussels.

CLEARING HOUSE

The CLEARING HOUSE project gathers 26 partners in Europe and China, and will provide evidence and tools that facilitate the mobilisation of the full potential of urban forest-based solutions (UF-NBS) for rehabilitating, reconnecting and restoring urban ecosystems. This project has received funding from the European Union's HORIZON 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 821242.

If you have any questions related to the conference, registration and accessing via Zoom, please contact vera.knill@efi.int

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This webinar series is organised by Manchester City of Trees as part of the European Forum on Urban Forestry 2021

Manchester City of Trees is delivering a green recovery and tackling the climate emergency head on, through planting trees and restoring woodlands for the people and wildlife of Greater Manchester. Working with communities, organisations, and businesses to build an ambitious movement, dedicated to planting a tree for every citizen within just five years.

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