Dear IUFRO Division 6 colleagues,
We are looking for contributions for a special issue of the journal Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, on the topic of "Smart Urban Forestry-Digital technologies and data for planning, design, and management"
Cities are increasingly data-driven, and there is a growing interest in understanding how citizen engagement, connected technology, and data analytics can support sustainable development. Evidence has also repeatedly shown that green infrastructure such as urban forests address diverse urban challenges and are critical components of urban sustainability and resilience. It is thus timely to assess the role of urban forests and other green spaces in smart city planning. As technology becomes more ubiquitous in urban environments, and as pressure to maximize green benefits for all city dwellers rises, it is worthwhile for researchers and practitioners to consider associated challenges, opportunities, and implications for tree care and urban forest management. This special issue of AUF addresses current knowledge gaps by exploring how the planning, design, management, and use of urban trees, urban forests, and green infrastructure can be integrated into smart city planning. It will look at how digital technologies can be jointly used as tools to improve the delivery of forest benefits and enable stakeholder participation and engagement, for example, through citizen science.
Contributions to this special issue can cover one or more of the following topics:
* Understanding data quality for urban trees: technological challenges and opportunities.
* New technologies for data collection and data sharing in urban forestry: mobile applications, web
* dashboards, remote sensing tools and methods (unmanned aerial vehicles, ground-based sensors, etc).
* Data-driven coproduction of urban forestry knowledge by scientists, managers, and the public.
* Novel sources of data and new methods for arboricultural and urban forestry research.
* Uses for and implications of open data in arboricultural and urban forestry research.
* The role of smartphones and other mobile devices: volunteered geospatial information for
* design, planning, and management.
* The impact of automation and artificial intelligence on tree care.
* Ethical implications of 'smart approaches' to arboriculture and urban forestry.
Abstracts are due April 15th and full papers June 1st. Further details are provided in the attachment.
Sophie Nitoslawski and Cecil Konijnendijk, guest editors
(Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia)
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From: "Smith, Ryan" <ryan.smith.rts48(a)yale.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 22:27:12 +0000
Subject: Invitation to attend the International Society of Tropical Foresters' 27th annual conference, Feb. 18th – 20th, virtual
The Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) invites you to register for our 27th Annual Conference: “Timelines and Critical Junctures: Re-examining Crises as Opportunities for Change.” The conference will take place virtually on February 18-20th, 2021.
The Yale ISTF Chapter is dedicated to the advancement of tropical forest studies at the Yale School of the Environment, formerly known as the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The ISTF conference has been hosted at Yale for 26 years and addresses a range of socio-ecological issues across the tropics. The 2021 conference will bring together an international community of academics, practitioners, activists, policy makers, artists, journalists and community leaders to re-examine crises as opportunities for change. This year, the conference seeks to investigate crises as moments of learning and opportunities to set forth on new trajectories. Seizing these moments requires us to reflect on the interconnected nature of society, economy and the environment while motivating efforts to mitigate future events in light of our past successes and failures in capitalizing on these moments in time.
While the conference will unfortunately not be held in-person as per tradition, we hope that the online format will allow wider access and participation from attendees around the world, especially for participants and speakers that have historically faced difficulties with travel to the United States.
To see our full agenda and to register, visit our website at https://istfconference.events.yale.edu/.
Ryan Smith, Masters of Forestry Candidate
Yale School of the Environment
The Forest School
Dear IUFRO division 6 colleagues,
Please find attached the announcement for our first Division webinar, on Friday March 19th. We have an excellent speaker line-up for this event on the role of urban nature and public space during the Covid19 pandemic.
Sign up soon, as seats are limited.
Coordinator, IUFRO Division 6