Urban Forestry InsightsA new rule for greener cities

The 3-30-300 rule is an easy yet promising tool to guide urban forestry programmes, and design greener and more inclusive cities. Urbanization and environmental degradation trends have been increasing exponentially in the last few decades, forcing us to rethink the way we plan and interact with urban environments. Within this framework, Nature Based Solutions (NBS) …

Urban Forestry InsightsBenefits and challenges of urban forests

Urban forests promote greener and healthier cities, but their implementation still face many challenges. The term urban forest refers to all the tree and shrubs present in urban areas, including trees in yards and in the streets, protected green areas, and urban or linear parks. Urban forests are the most evident form of green infrastructure …

Project UpdatesAn overview of training needs’ assessment and stakeholder analysis

Urban forests represent an innovative solution, but there are still few specific training opportunity on this subject. Uforest, the project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, was created to promote the development of new multidisciplinary training opportunities in urban forestry. Against this background, understanding the training needs of different stakeholders and the …

Urban Forestry InsightsThe trends of our time: drivers and solutions

Climate change, digital innovation, raising inequalities. These are just some of the megatrends that have been shaping our world. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the UN Economist Network published a report reviewing the main trends that have been shaping our world for the past decades. The Network identifies five megatrends: …

Worldwide eventsUforest at the MSCA European Green Deal

During the event will be possible to vote for our project! On 6 and 7 July 2021, the European Commission and the European Research Executive Agency (REA) are organising a “European Green Deal Cluster Event”. The event will bring together excellent projects and researchers funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), as well as other research and …

Urban Forestry InsightsForest and wellbeing

Forest and Wellbeing: Bridging Medical and Forest Research for Effective Forest-Based Initiatives This review, a result of the collaboration between the University of Padova and Etifor, gives an overview of existing literature on the emerging topic of human wellbeing-forest contact nexus and provides a preliminary framework linking forests to wellbeing by highlighting key variables affecting this relationship. …

Project UpdatesTraining needs and innovation in Urban Forestry

Share your opinion with us: Fill in the ‘Training needs and innovation in Urban Forestry’ survey by June 25thIf you are a researcher, student, member of the public administration or civil society, or professional working with the topics of urban forestry and urban planning, we would love to hear your opinion about the most important training needs to be …