Urban Forestry Course
17th September - 5th October 2018

Program

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION

1.    Urban forestry. Definitions, historic perspective and current state

2.    The urban forest. Elements and classifications

 

MODULE 2: ECOSISTEM SERVICES

1.    Environmental benefits: air quality, habitat and biodiversity

2.  Health and quality of life benefits: temperature regulation, heat island effect reduction, aesthetic, social and recreative services

3.    Economic benefits: energy consumption reduction, storm water regulation

4.    Environmental valuation

 

MODULE 3: DESIGN, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

1.    Definitions and objectives

2.    The urban landscape and urban ecosystem

3.    Sustainability and resilience 

4.    Strategic planification

5.    Green urban design principles and applications

6.    Green infrastructure

7.    Ejecución de obra en entornos urbanos. Suelos urbanos, drenaje urbano sostenible

8.    Maintenance and conservations of street trees, parks and green areas 

9.    Urban forestry inventory

 

MODULE 4: MANAGEMENT

1.    Local government and their role in urban forestry management

2.   Gestión de zonas verdes de titularidad pública. Gestión de proyectos y obras, presupuestos, equipos de trabajo y control de calidad

3.  La empresa privada y el sector verde. Empresa de obras y empresa de servicios, modelos de negocio, gestión presupuestaria, gestión del talento, RSC y control de calidad

4.   Biodiversity management

 

MODULE 5: COMUNICATION

1.    Communication and environmental education strategies. 

2.    Participation and citizen science. Tools and case study examples. 

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