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From: "Northrop,Robert J" < <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> northrop(a)ufl.edu>
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Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:10:33 +0000
Subject: 1st Announcement and Call for Abstracts - 2014 Green Infrastructure Conf - Tampa
Green Infrastructure and Water Management
in Growing Metropolitan Areas
14 – 16 January 2014
Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida, U.S. A.
Call for Abstracts
Green infrastructure can be an effective and efficient means of managing stormwater flows and pollutant loading. Beyond these core functions, green infrastructure offers multiple ecosystem services and health and well-being benefits– offering a significant advantage over conventional gray infrastructure . Despite these noted benefits, municipal leaders face significant challenges when attempting to implement green infrastructure strategies in new and existing development.
Green Infrastructure in Growing Metropolitan Areas
will address the challenges and opportunities surrounding green infrastructure. The event will bring together scientists, engineers, urban planners, and urban natural resource managers to highlight the latest developments in the science behind of green infrastructure, illustrate new and innovative policy, demonstrate innovative engineering techniques, and outline emerging urban design models useful in protecting the water resources within the world’s growing metropolitan regions.
Practitioners and researchers from across the full range of engineering, urban and landscape design, natural resource management and social science disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The abstracts should cover one out of the four conference topics:
1. Defining the Benefits of Green Infrastructure:
Theme will focus on scientific foundation of the use of green infrastructure in managing urban water, including surface water and ground water recharge, as well as identify the gaps in our present knowledge.
2. Barriers to Green Infrastructure Implementation:
Theme will focus on scientific inquiry and cost-benefit analysis that address the perception that performance is unknown, concerns about regulatory agency acceptance of green infrastructure, maintenance requirements and costs, conflicting legal mandates, and the lack of staff expertise.
3. Funding Green Infrastructure Design, Implementation and Maintenance:
Theme will focus on investigations into the true economic costs and benefits of transforming a municipal gray infrastructure system into a mixed gray-green system and the implementation costs, as well as long-term maintenance costs of green infrastructure.
4. Implementation Strategies for Governments, Communities and Developers:
Theme will address the organization and implementation of public policy, including land planning regulation and green infrastructure site development procedures.
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Green Infrastructure in Growing Metropolitan Areas scientific committee. The authors of the accepted abstract will be notified by October 15, 2013. The authors must confirm their attendance by registering for the conference by December 15, 2013. The accepted and confirmed abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings of the "Green Infrastructure and Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Regions Conference". After the conference, selected abstracts will be invited to contribute a full-paper to a special edition of a journal.
University of South Florida’s Patel College of Global Sustainability and the University of Florida IFAS with additional financial support from the U.S. Forest Service.
Download abstract template and submit abstract Here or go to http://usfweb3.usf.edu/PGS/abstractform.aspx
September 15, 2013 Deadline to Submit Abstracts
October 15, 2013 Notification of Abstract Acceptance
December 15, 2013 Deadline for Early Registration
January 6, 2014 Deadline for Registration
Registration & Logistics:
Click http://patel.usf.edu/patel-center/2014-green-infrastructure-conference/ (contact skoures(a)usf.edu if you have trouble viewing website)
For questions and conference details please contact Bessie Skoures at skoures(a)usf.edu
Urban and Community Forestry
University of Florida/ Hillsborough Co. Extension
5339 County Road 579
Seffner, Florida 33584
813-744-5519 x54106 <tel:813-744-5519%20x54106>
Value the Individual - Enrich the Community - Restore the Forest
Von: Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk [mailto:email@example.com]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 16. Juli 2013 22:35
Betreff: First call, 2014 European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF)
We are happy to announce the
17th European Forum on Urban Forestry EFUF
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 3-7, 2014
>From June 3rd to June 7th 2014 the 17th European Forum on Urban Forestry EFUF will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland. From the perspective of practitioners as well as researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds we will discuss new results, solutions and future strategies in connection with different aspects of urban forestry.
The conference theme is “Crossing Boundaries: Urban Forests – Green cities”.
Registration opens on August 15, 2013.
Call for abstracts closes on January 31, 2014.
Registration closes on April 30, 2014.
For more information please check the attached first call, visit our conference website <http://www.efuf2014.org> www.efuf2014.org or send an e-mail at info(a)efuf2014.org.
The “European Forum on Urban Forestry” (EFUF) is an annual event, providing a meeting place for practitioners, scientists and educators involved with the planning and management of urban forests and urban green infrastructures. The Forum is associated with the “International Union of Forest Research Organizations” (IUFRO) - Urban Forestry Research Group. Participants come from across Europe, as well as from other parts of the world. The forum exists since 1998 and meets yearly. The event is an important gathering of national and international urban forestry expertise providing an opportunity for practitioners, researchers and policy makers to share experience and good practice. In 2014 the conference will be held in Switzerland.
17th conference of the European Forum on Urban Forestry EFUF
June 3 – 7, 2014 in Lausanne Switzerland
Web: <http://www.efuf2014.org> www.efuf2014.org
Mail: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> info(a)efuf2014.org
Phone: ++41 (0)31 381 89 45
As in the past IUFRO World Congresses, there will be an opportunity to honor special scientific performances and achievements with selected IUFRO Awards at the Salt Lake City Congress in 2014.
There are still good chances for your candidate to be among the awardees: awardees will win a ticket to travel to Salt Lake City and will have the opportunity to present the Award-winning work to the Congress participants. Therefore, choose among the Scientific Achievement Award (SAA), Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) and the IUFRO Student Award (ISA) and make your nomination soon. Bear in mind that you can only nominate candidates from IUFRO Member Organizations, - no self-nominations are accepted – and that the deadline for submission expires at the end of August 2013.
Find more information and nomination forms on our website http://www.iufro.org/discover/awards/ and send your nominations to the Chair of the IUFRO Honors & Awards Committee (Dr. Shirong Liu, liusr(a)caf.ac.cn) with copy to the IUFRO Executive Director (office(a)iufro.org).
Dr. Shirong Liu
Chair of the IUFRO H&A Committee
IUFRO AWARDS at the IUFRO World Congress 2014
Scientific Achievement Award (SAA)
Up to 10 awards to recognize distinguished individual scientific achievements within the fields of research covered by IUFRO. Criteria for judgment will be dissemination of results, implementation of knowledge, methods or techniques in practical forestry and skilled research management (success in publications, meetings, funding, etc. in a larger group than the individual) and involvement in IUFRO activities.
Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA)
One award per IUFRO Division to recognize outstanding individual scientific achievements among young Doctoral researchers and to encourage further work within the fields of research covered by the Union.
IUFRO Student Award (ISA)
One award per IUFRO Division to recognize outstanding individual achievements in forest science made by Masters degree students (or equivalent), and to encourage their further work within the fields of research covered by the Union. Nominations can be made through IUFRO member organizations or officeholders and through members of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA).