Nature in the city: turning knowledge into urban forestry practice
Learn how to promote the green transition of cities!
Uforest supports innovation and training in urban forestry, with the aim to enhance nature-based solutions for cities. In collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, Uforest has designed a high-quality training opportunity for anyone interested in gaining skills and knowledge in urban forestry.
Urban forestry is a transdisciplinary sector, spanning from urban design to forest ecology, from socioeconomics to information and communication technologies. The online course “Nature in the city: turning knowledge into urban forestry practice” takes all these aspects into consideration, in order to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge on urban forestry. Participants will learn how to apply the principles of urban forestry and design effective solutions for greener and more sustainable cities.
This online course is free and accessible to anyone.
The course will be delivered through video lessons, allowing participants to complete the course at their own pace. Total workload is 50 hours.
The first edition of the course started in November 2022. A second edition will open on the 22nd of May 2023.
This online course is structured in 6 modules:
MODULE 1: History and main background on urban forestry
- The history and development of urban forestry across the world
- The concept and interdisciplinary character of urban forestry
- Green and resilient cities
MODULE 2: Urban forestry planning and design
- Urban design principles
- Ecosystem services provided by Urban Forests
- Urban Forest inventory/mapping-tools
MODULE 3: Urban Forest ecology
- Forest ecology
- Forest management
MODULE 4: Socioeconomics – Governance and community engagement
- Governance and policy
MODULE 5: Entrepreneurship and innovation
- Building and growing entrepreneurial ventures
- Discovering technologies for urban forestry
- Funding a forest project
MODULE 6 – Final assessment
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