The second World Forum on Urban Forests (WFUF) will be held in Washington from 16 to 20 October 2023.
Organised through the collaboration of FAO, Arbor Day Foundation, the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Smithsonian Institution, the Politecnico di Milano, the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), this second event – following the 2018 Forum held in Mantua – has as its main theme Greener, Healthier and Happier Cities for All, to underline the importance of building inclusive cities where the goods and services of urban forests and trees are equitably and equally available to all urban dwellers
The members of the WFUF2023 Scientific Committee include: Stefano Boeri, Fabio Salbitano, Dr. Wendy Y. Chen and Dr. Jessica Thorn.
After the 2018 experience in Mantua, where the foundations for urban forestry planning were proposed and drafted, the second WFUF, which brings together scholars and experts from various scientific and architectural fields in Washington, aims to take a step towards Greener, healthier and happier cities for all.
The forum is divided into several sessions: the first day is dedicated to Healthy Cities, the second to Inclusive Cities, the third to Resilient Cities, while the fourth includes field trips and the fifth a Cities Forum/Tree Cities of the World day.
For the full programme in draft: https://www.worldforumonurbanforests.org/images/wfuf_2023/pdf-wfuf-2023/wfuf_2023_draft_programme.pdf