The third conference in the Getting Our Cities Right series was organised at Campus Umeå in June 2023. Throughout this conference, we explored the concept of urban forestscapes, looking at the complex links between forests, cities and people. Read the take-aways and presentation summaries here.
Urban trees and forests contribute to making cities socio-economically and environmentally more sustainable. This is a transdisciplinary field where the two platforms SLU Urban Futures and Future Forests meet. Together they are organising a webinar series on urban forests.
In the collaboration agreement signed on 11 April 2022 at SLU's field research station in Röbäcksdalen, three areas were pointed out as particularly important: sustainable cities, bioeconomy and skills supply & lifelong learning. (Article in Swedish)
This project aims to develop collaborations between wildlife ecologists and municipalities, developing a system to monitor urban wildlife, providing new knowledge that can be used to inform urban planning.