Urbanisation trends and climate change are two of the most difficult challenges our societies have ever faced. In response to that, Urban Forestry represents one of the most efficient tools to better adapt to and mitigate the negative effects of climate change and urbanisation. Urban Forests and other green spaces can provide important economic, social, and psycho-physical benefits. However, cities often struggle to implement such tools – why?
This is mainly related to lack of capacity and knowledge, poor communication and engagement among key stakeholders, and high maintenance costs involved in green space management.
Uforest wants to support innovation by developing new training material and learning opportunities tailored to the needs od the Urban Forestry sector. Bringing together universities, businesses, and public institutions, Uforest has developed different learning opportunities for students, experts and professionals.