Young (and less young) practitioners and researchers – Call for video poster presentations (deadline 28 Feb 2021)

Young (and less young) practitioners and researchers – Call for video poster presentations (deadline 28 Feb 2021)

EFUF, the European Forest Institute, the CLEARING HOUSE project and partners organise two Urban Forestry Days on the 23rd and the 24th of March 2021.

We created an opportunity for young (and less young) practitioners and young researchers to show their work in the form of a small video. The video posters should be related to the two themes of the conference “integrated urban forest management” and/or “urban forest as health infrastructure”.

The call for abstracts is now open. Accepted video posters should not be longer than 3 minutes, and should be submitted on the 12th of March the latest (in mp4-format).

Submission for video poster abstracts here.

We are looking forward to see all your great work!

(Photograph: David Dowling, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Urban Tree Equity: Green Streets and Green Jobs (Webinar 9 Feb 19:00 – 21:30 CET)

Urban Tree Equity: Green Streets and Green Jobs (Webinar 9 Feb 19:00 – 21:30 CET)

During the webinar, you’ll hear from the US Forest Service Resident Social Scientist in LA, Dr. Francisco Escobedo, get an update from LA’s Urban Forest Equity Visiting Scholar, Dr. Vivek Shandas, a presentation on StreetsLA’s racial equity plan, and a green jobs panel featuring Starr, Lesley, Robert, Ana, and Diego from North East Trees, KYCC, LACC, moderated by Deputy Mayor of Economic Opportunity and Chief Equity Officer of LA, Dr. Brenda Shockley. You can check out the full agenda here, and you can RSVP here:

English Session RSVP Link for Tuesday, 9 February from 10 am – 12:30 pm (US Pacific Times)

Spanish Session RSVP Link forWednesday, 10 February from 10 am – 12:30 pm  (US Pacific Times)

Urban Tree Equity: Green Streets and Green Jobs (Webinar 9 Feb 19:00 – 21:30 CET)

Save the date – 23-24 March 2021 – Urban Forestry Days

The European Forest Institute (EFI), the European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) and the Horizon 2020 CLEARING HOUSE project invite you to two days of integrated activities on urban forestry (March 23-24 2021). This on-line event is targeted at advanced practitioners, established researchers, sector leading policymakers and those wishing to learn of the latest developments in Europe and beyond.  A special focus for this conference is Sino-Europe collaboration. The conference will be run in English with Mandarin translation.

Day one is themed on integrated urban forest management with a focus on the ‘sustainable transition of cities’ and ‘urban forestry and the pillars of sustainability’. In addition to keynote speakers, ‘a tour of management models’ with leading practitioners will cover different European bioregions and beyond.  You can also attend a ‘virtual fieldtrip’ with ‘live stream Q&A’ from a peri-urban forest near Bonn in Germany.

Day two is themed on urban forests and health infrastructure. Keynote speakers will outline what medical science is telling us about forests as health infrastructure followed by a thematic workshop on ‘forests and urban greenspaces in pandemic times’. The second day will also see the launch of EFUF 2021; a decentralised networking programme running from March to May 2021 with many diverse events. The new EFUF App will also be unveiled at the conference.

Further details and details of the registration process will be issued in January 2021. Check the EFI and EFUF websites for further announcements.

This CLEARING HOUSE project has received funding from the European H2020 Research and Innovation programme under the Grant Agreement n° 821242

Urban Tree Equity: Green Streets and Green Jobs (Webinar 9 Feb 19:00 – 21:30 CET)

Webinar 17Sep2020. Role of Urban Forests in improving Community Resilience and Reducing the Harmful Impact of COVID-19

There is increasing recognition of the important contribution of trees, parks, gardens, and other natural settings to public health and community welfare. By improving air quality, promoting physical activity, reducing mental stress and enhancing the immune system, trees and green space have the potential to help address problems ‘upstream’, through prevention – a more efficient approach than simply dealing with the ‘downstream’ consequences of ill health.
In this event we will discuss the role that urban forests and trees can play in improving health outcomes, reduce the harmful impact of the current COVID19 pandemic, and make urban dwellers more resilient and better prepared for future events of this nature.

Keynote speaker: Prof Pedro Calaza (Dean of the College of Agriculture Engineers, Galicia, Spain)

Panel speakers: Prof Dr Anna Jorgensen (University of Sheffield), Dr Danijela Puric-Mladenovic (University of Toronto), Prof Dr Giuseppe Carrus (Universita Roma Tre), Dr Ben Wheeler (University of Exeter)

Date & Time: 17 September, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST

Register here

Graphics by Miroslava Chrienova via Pixabay