Project UpdatesWhy do urban trees and urban forests matter?

A Uforest workshop at the Waldfestival in Bonn On the 4th of July, the workshop “The Potential of Urban Forests” took place in the young atmosphere of the first Waldfestival in Bonn. The workshop focused on shedding light on the importance of these Nature-based Solutions within our cities. Based on the work of the Uforest …

Project UpdatesHow did our online course “Nature in the city” go?

The first edition of our online course “Nature in the city: turning knowledge into urban forestry practice” took place from the 21st of November 2022 until the 21st of May 2023. In these 6 months, more than 1,000 learners from all over the world had the opportunity to gain knowledge on the fundamentals of urban forestry. Today, we look at the feedback we received from them.

Worldwide eventsUrban Forests as Nature-based Solutions

Uforest at the European Forum on Urban Forestry 2023 This year marked an important anniversary for the European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF): it was the 25th edition! Held the 24th and 26th of May in Krakow, Poland, EFUF gathered urban forestry experts from all over the world to discuss and confront each other on …

Project UpdatesUrban Forest Management and Monitoring: Principles, Practices, and Applications in Brasov

A workshop developed by our Romanian partners On the 29th and 31st of May 2023, our Romanian partners the University of Brasov and Forest Design led a workshop at the University of Brasov. The workshop focused on managing and monitoring techniques in urban forestry, including also some case studies of different applications across Brasov.  Over …

Project UpdatesGood practices and innovation in urban forestry

A 2-days-workshop with our Italian partners Urban forestry represents an effective solution to many challenges brought about by climate change and rapid urbanisation. In fact, urban forests do not only positive impacts not only on the environment, but also on the on communities and the health of citizens. However, today good practices and innovation in …

Urban Forestry InsightsHow did the COVID lockdowns change visits to urban forests and visitors’ perceptions to forest management? 

The announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the COVID emergency was officially over, must have come as a huge relief to everyone. COVID certainly has had a huge influence on all aspects of our lives, particularly upon both our physical and mental health. This impact also includes how people value, use and access greenspaces and forests.

Project UpdatesUrban forests for greener, healthier and more sustainable cities

Presentation of the Uforest project and workshop for professionals with our Spanish partners Urban forests provide a wide range of environmental, social and economic benefits, making them a Nature-based Solution (NBS) that allows us to address many urban challenges such as the heat island effect or pollution. On 3rd and 4th of May, our spanish …

Project UpdatesGreening cities with the Transilvania University of Brasov

Organised by Uforest partner the Transilvania University of Brasov, the launch event took place on the 31st of March 2023 at the Research and Development Institute of the University. Almost a 100 people participated to the event, including the director of the National Agency for Environment Protection, the director of Brasov Environment Protection Agency, the director of Kronstadt Forest Administration, as well as the representatives of the National Forest Administration, Forest Guard, local council, forest research institute.

Project UpdatesUrban forests between challenges and opportunities

In face of the challenges brought by urbanisation and climate change, more and more experts are pointing to a simple yet extremely effective solution: nature. To explore the potential of urban forests for greener, healthier, and more sustainable cities, on the 15th of February 2023 Uforest held the hybrid event “Urban forests between challenges and opportunties”. Organised by Uforest’s partners Politecnico di Milano and ERSAF, with the support of Etifor, the event presented the Uforest project and its international Alliance on urban forestry.

Urban Forestry InsightsTrees can help reduce deaths attributed to the urban heat island effect

A new study by ISGlobal estimates that increasing urban tree coverage could prevent one third of deaths caused by summer heat Over 4% of deaths in cities during the summer months are due to urban heat islands, and one third of these deaths could be prevented by reaching a tree cover of 30%, according to …