Below is the announcement of an interesting, urban forestry related
conference to be held in Kuching, Malaysia, during early October of this
year. IUFRO Research Group 6.07 Urban Forestry acts as co-organiser of this
From: Noor Azlin binti Yahya (Dr.) [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 9. august 2012 07:30
Subject: Announcement for Urban Forestry Conference 2012 - Kuching, Sarawak,
Malaysia from 2 - 6 October 2012.
Once again the Forest Research Institute Malaysia will be organizing an
urban forestry conference UFC 2012, with the theme of Forests and Parks:
Communicating Messages for Sustainability which will be held in Kuching,
Sarawak, Malaysia from 2 - 6 October 2012.
Similar conferences were held in 2006 and 2009.
Please find attached the 2nd announcement and call for papers with extended
submission deadlines. The brochure can also be used for registration apart
from replying direct to this email after filling the registration
inforamtion in the this email body text.
Could you also please forward this information to others in your list of
contacts who may be interested.
For registration and any enquiries, kindly contact the below:
1) Sharmillah Saleh: sharmillah(a)frim.gov.my or +603 - 6279 7252
2) Nazimatul Azma Nazeri: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
nazimatulazma(a)frim.gov.my or +603 - 6279 7615
Sustainability of urban forests and parks is the current desirable trait in
park management. Sustainable parks can be described as self-sufficient with
regards to resource management as well as providing ecological and
socio-economic functions. Different cities within various regions in the
world have different experiences in park management. The conference will
provide opportunities for collaborations and information sharing on urban
forest and park development and management towards sustainability.
Communication is an important tool for sustainability where messages about
nature conservation and human impact can be related. Effective communication
will ensure sharing of responsibilities between managers and users.
The conference is organized with the following themes:
1. Ecological functions and sustainable resource management of urban forests
2. Planning and design for sustainable green space.
3. Urban forest and parks to support environmental education.
4. Recreation programming for urban forests and parks.
5. Social needs on urban forest and parks.
1. To share the best ways in communicating sustainability messages through
urban forests and parks.
2. To review the progress and status of urban forest and parks development.
3. To exchange information, ideas and to learn about sustainable urban
forest and park management.
4. To establish networking among participants from different countries for
Decision makers, urban managers, urban planners, landscapes architects,
urban foresters, park managers, arborists, landscape and tree care
contractors, academicians, NGOs, stakeholders and those interested in urban
forests and parks.
The programme includes keynote addresses, oral and poster presentations on
3rd and 4th of October 2012. Presentations from various aspects of urban
forest and park management will be the highlight of the programme. A
workshop will be held at a local urban park.
Pre and post tours will be organized on 2nd (Sematan and Gunung Gading), 5th
(Bako National Park) and 6th October 2012 (Serikin) respectively.
Participation is optional with additional charge.
The official language of the conference is English.
The conference fee covers a full set of papers/proceedings, tea/coffee
breaks, lunches, conference bag, is as follows:
. Local - RM 800.00
. Student - RM 400.00 (excluding conference bag)
. International - USD 300.00
CALL FOR PAPERS
The conference will comprise oral and poster presentations. Those interested
in presenting papers or posters should note the following dates:
1st September 2012 Submission of abstract
7th September 2012 Notification of accepted papers
21st September 2012 Submission of full papers
Please submit abstracts and full papers via email as an attached word
document to the secretariat at sharmillah(a)frim.gov.my
i. Please prepare in Microsoft Word in Times New Roman font
ii. Title - bold, 14 pt and in uppercase letter
iii. Author's name(s) - bold and 12 pt
iv. Author's address(es) - 10 pt, no abbreviation, if more than one author,
please indicate address of each author numerically in superscript. Include
fax number(s) and email address(es)
v. Text of abstract - 10 pt, no abbreviations, no references, one paragraph,
not more than 250 words long. Plants names should be in italics or
underlined. Use standard symbols for measurement and the International
System -(S.I) for units.
vi. Reference should be written according to the APA Style:
ENQUIRIES & CORRESPONDENCE
S E C R E T A R I A T
Urban Forestry Conference 2012:
Forest and Parks: Communicating Messages for Sustainability
Ecotourism and Urban Forestry Programme
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
52109 Selangor Darul Ehsan
(Attn: Ms. Sharmillah Saleh)
Email : sharmillah(a)frim.gov.my
Tel : +6 03 6279 7252 / 7615
Fax : +6 03 6280 4625
Dr. Noor Azlin Yahya (Chair)
Email : azlin(a)frim.gov.my
Tel : +6 03 6279 7242 / 7243
Mr. Ahmad Azaruddin Mohd Noor
Email : azarudin(a)frim.gov.my
Tel : +6 03 6279 7234
Website : www.frim.gov.my
Postal Address :_______________________________________________
*Status of participation
O Presenter O Non-presenter
O Vegetarian O Non-vegetarian
*Technical visit to a local park will be arranged.
*Pre and post tours will be arranged with sufficient number of participants.
50% surcharge will be imposed for late cancellation after 1st September 2012
MODE OF PAYMENT
Payment should be made either by cheque or postal order (local participant
only) or banker's draft. For outstation cheques, please include inland
exchange commission. Payment should be made payable to : Director General
I enclosed hereby cheque/postal order/ banker's draft
no._____________________amounting to RM/USD_____________________for the
Details as follow:
O Registration fee - RM800/USD300
O Bako National Park - RM120/USD60
O Sematan & Gunung Gading - RM100/USD50
O Serikin - RM20/USD10
Dr Noor Azlin Yahya,
Ecotourism and Urban Forestry Prgrammame
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM),
Kepong, 52109 Selangor Malaysia
Tel : +6 03 - 6279 7242
Fax : +6 03 - 6280 4625
Please Post to your members:
Urban Forests & Political Ecologies: Celebrating Transdisciplinarity *
*Toronto, ON - April 18-20th, 2013*
Registration is now open!
This three-day conference covers a wide range of topics related to urban
ecologies and political transgressions.
We are delighted to announce our *keynote speakers* and the panel themes
for the 2013 Conference:
1) Historical Narratives - Dr. Joanna Dean, Carleton University
2) Urban Tree Cultures: Identities and Perspectives - Dr. Owain Jones,
University of Gloucestershire
3) Social Inclusion in the Urban Forest: Scalar injustices and community
connections - Dr. Nik Heynen, University of Georgia
4) From Government to Governance: Redefining politics - Dr. Cecil
Konijnendijk, University of Copenhagen
5) Urban Ecology Pedagogies: Innovative approaches to education - Dr.
Richard Kahn, Antioch University
6) Adaptation and Vulnerability in the Urban Forest - Dr. Giovanna Di
Chiro, Nuestras Raices Inc., and Swarthmore College
The Call for Proposals is open until October 15th, 2012. We welcome
submissions from academics, graduate students, professionals, practitioners
and artists. We are particularly interested in inter-and-transdisciplinary
approaches and encourage artistic expressions and performance pieces. See
attached for Submission Guidelines.
For more information please visit: www.ufpe.ca
UFPE Conference Committee 2013
Urban Forests & Political Ecologies: Celebrating Transdisciplinarity
We would like to inform you that the Journal for Outdoor Recreation and
Tourism (JORT) has now been launched officially. We are accepting
submissions of full academic papers and research notes. The first issue
will appear in January 2013.
Interested authors may submit papers at:
If you have any questions, please contact one of the Editors.
p.p. Verena Melzer
Univ.Prof. Dr. Ulrike Pröbstl
Institute for Landscape development, Recreation and Conservation
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Peter Jordanstr.82, A - 1190 Vienna, Austria
Dr. Wolfgang Haider
School of Resource and Environmental Management
Simon Fraser University