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YFF Review: Theory to Practice of Urban Forest Management, January–April 2022.
January 30, 2023

In spring 2022, the Yale Forest Forum, Yale Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, and Urban Resources Initiative brought together more than 900 attendees and 12 speakers to explore key topics in the theory and practice of urban forestry. Researchers project that by 2050, more than two-thirds of the global population will live in cities. Given the worldwide acceleration of urbanization, there has been growing interest in the importance of urban forest management. Through the YFF speaker series, Theory to Practice of Urban Forest Management, urban forestry leaders shared insights on the history, objectives, and tools of urban forest management.

YFF has been engaging people on the most important issues in forestry since 1994. The Hixon Center for Urban Ecology bridges scientific knowledge with practice to create vibrant, healthy, and equitable cities. The Urban Resources Initiative is a community-driven urban forestry organization focused on planting street trees, providing green jobs training, and supporting community groups in managing greenspaces in New Haven.

The YFF Review captures information delivered during the YFF speaker series to extend the outcomes of the lecture series and inform additional interested audiences. We hope that you will find the information in this YFF Review useful and stimulating.

You may also visit the original event description for the readings and webinar recordings associated with each talk.

YFF Review: Theory to Practice of Urban Forest Management, January–April 2022.

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