CUFC11: Victoria, B.C. - 30 Sept - 2 Oct, 2014.

CUFC11 are pleased to announce the Plenary and Breakout Sessions for the upcoming confrence, to be hosted in Victoria, British Columbia, from Tuesday September 30 - Thursday October 2, 2014.

Plenary 1: Getting to Smart, Clean and Green: biomimicry and the self-sustaining city of tomorrow

Plenary 2: Learning from the Social Sciences: a little (un)common sense

Plenary 3: Designing the City as a Habitat: health and happiness in the urban forest

Plenary 4: Pulling Together: weaving the strands of effective change


Breakout Sessions: Wednesday October 1, 08:30 - 12:00
1A – Highlighting the Importance and Challenges of Policy and Leadership

1B - Confronting the Growing Threats to the Urban Forest

2A & 2B - Showcasing innovation in Urban Forest Research, Funding, Planning, Practice and Design

3A & 3B - Community-based Solutions to Urban Forest Challenges

4A – Trending Case Studies in Urban Forest Research and Technology

4B – Feedback Wanted: The UBC’s  new Urban Forestry Degree Program

You can select your preferred breakout session when you register for the conference.  The early bird rate is still available!

These exciting sessions will explore some of most pressing challenges faced by cities today and how current civilizational paradigms function to perpetuate and exacerbate these challenges. From this foundation, the conference will explore how innovative planners, designers, political leaders and scholars are re-imagining the city of the future.  The conference will showcase how urban forests may be proposed, planned and designed to better support healthy, self-sustaining urban habitats and the diverse communities—both human and non-human—that they support. The conference brings together leading experts to share knowledge and stimulate dialogue towards effective collaborations.

Visit the program webpage to review the most recent program-at-a-glance.

Detailed Program coming be announced this month!

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