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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.

Specifically, Stefano Boeri Architetti participates in the events:

Green Obsession: Trees towards Cities, People towards Forests
Keynote speech online, 9.30 a.m.
Speaker: Stefano Boeri
Theme: City, Environment, Parco Italia

Do the right thing: Planning, designing and managing the urban forest to strengthen its resilience to external shocks
Parallel session, h 10.30 – 12.00
Speaker: Livia Shamir, project leader of the Research Department of Stefano Boeri Architetti
Theme: City, Urban Forestation

How can urban forests and trees make our cities more resilient to external shocks?
Conference, h 16.30
Speaker: Research Department of Stefano Boeri Architectti, Sharon Gil, Jennifer Lenhart,Sakaja Johnson, Ted Endreny, Francisco Escobedo
Theme: City, Urban Forestation

Cities Forum
Opening, h.8.00 – 16.30
Speaker: Research Department of Stefano Boeri Architetti
Theme: Cities

Stefano Boeri also participates in the symbolic planting at the Italian Embassy together with WFUF partners and, on 18 October, at the Gala Awards Dinner at the Italian Embassy as Honorary Guest, in conversation with Lavinia Fici Pasquina, Professor of Architecture & Planning (CUA Washington D.C.)

For the full programme in draft:

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