Urban forestry: making the connections through green networks
This year's conference in Glasgow was attended by more than 100 participants from 20 countries around the world comprising: Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, USA and Wales.
The conference was an important gathering of international urban forestry expertise providing an opportunity for practitioners, researchers and policy makers to share experience and good practice.
This interaction was facilitated through a combination of plenary presentations and field visits to key urban forestry projects, in some of the most socially deprived neighbourhoods in Glasgow.
The conference also provided an opportunity to launch the next phase (2011-2014) of Scotland's urban forestry programme: Woods In and Around Towns (WIAT). See www.forestry.gov.uk/wiat.
The conference presentations are available for download via the conference programme and presentations page.
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The Forum is a unique network where urban forestry professionals meet scientists and policy-makers within the field. The forum meets yearly, hosted by one of the members.
The Forum is associated with the International Union of Forest Research Organisations’ (IUFRO) urban forestry group, as well as with several European and Nordic networks for urban forestry.
The conference was organised by a number of local partner organisations. The lead partners included:
1. Glasgow City Council:
The Local Authority for Scotland's largest city.
2. Glasgow Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership
A partnership aiming to make the Glasgow metropolitan region one of Europe’s most attractive places to live, work and play through the creation of a large functional Green Network.
The Partnership co-ordinates action at a strategic level, ensuring local activity fits the big picture and all projects contribute to GCV Green Network.
3. Forestry Commission Scotland:
The forestry directorate of the Scottish Government, advising on and implementing forestry policy and managing the national forest estate. Responsible for the Scottish urban forestry programme - Woods In and Around Towns (WIAT).