From: Rik De Vreese
Sent: 13 January 2020 23:01
To: Trees for the Cities < <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Save-the-date & Call for abstracts - European Forum on Urban
Forestry 2020 (20-22 May 2020, Manchester, UK)
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Urban forests are vibrant places with multifaceted activities spanning
health and well-being through to the urban bio-economy. They are already a
major and very often the preeminent nature-based solution for many cities.
Urban Forests are a great opportunity to tackle the climate emergency upon
us by making urban areas more resilient. In recognition of this the
conference theme for 2020 is: Urban Forestry for a Resilient Future.
This year the Forum is being held in the dynamic City of Manchester in North
West England. With strong roots in its industrial past, Manchester has
evolved to become a youthful city of innovators, entrepreneurs and urban
design. However, the city region faces similar challenges to almost
everywhere else in adapting to climate change.
Since 1992 Manchester has been a key focus for community forestry firstly
through Red Rose Community Forest and more recently Manchester City of
Trees. Together with the European Forest Institute, Manchester City of Trees
are the key partners in EFUF 2020
More information: http://www.cityoftrees.org.uk/efuf-2020-call-abstracts
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday 20 May - Friday 22 May, with welcome drink the 19th of May and
post-conference excursion the 23th of May.
Save the date in your calendar (see attach).
Venue: INNSIDE Manchester, 1 First Street, Manchester M15 4RP, United
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THEMES AND CONTRIBUTIONS
The 2020 European Forum on Urban Forestry invites researchers and urban
forest professionals to submit abstracts for contributions. This includes
but is not limited to applied as well as academic research, and
perspectives/experience reports of professionals and practitioners. EFUF
emphasizes the connection of practice and scientific knowledge, encouraging
a variety of possible formats to contribute to the conference. In 2020 we
are encouraging contributions that explore the urban forest through three
* Theme 1: Keeping cities cool and reducing flood risk How our
urban forests help to provide resilience, and what we can do to make them
more adaptable to climate change and urban expansion.
* Theme 2: The air we breathe, the water we drink and the way we
feel The role of the urban forest in meeting our basic life needs and
addressing the challenges of physical and mental health.
* Theme 3: Trees and urban design How trees and GI are integral to
the development of our towns and cities in creating places where people want
to live, work and play and how forest products can help to reduce our carbon
We accept oral talks, posters and other non-commercial contributions.
Abstracts (maximum 2500 characters) are only accepted in English language.
They must not include figures, tables or attachment and should be related to
one of the themes mentioned in the call for abstracts. Deadline for
submission is 1st of February 2020. For abstract submission, please use the
online system: <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=efuf2020>
d=35d3e1a4f7&e=ccd6a8f028> programme committee will determine whether a work
will be accepted for presentation, considering the significance and/or the
innovative character of the contribution. Authors will be informed on the
acceptance of their contribution by the 21st of February 2020.
Registration will open on the 20th of January, via
Early Bird fees are set at £275, and will raise on the 17th of March to
We hope to welcome you in Manchester.
For the #EFUF2020 Programme Committee
Rik De Vreese
Dr Rik De Vreese
Contracted Senior Expert for Urban Forestry - CLEARING HOUSE Project
European Forest Institute (EFI Bonn)
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 7
53113 Bonn, Germany
+32 485 36 00 78
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