As our world faces unprecedented changes, how can the urban forest community contribute to building healthier neighbourhoods for everyone?
Please note: This course has been cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 dates are to be confirmed.
Urban Forests Masterclass will focus on urban forests for resilient communities.
Green employment can bring renewed plantings to our neighbourhoods and create opportunity for people shifting their career path. Empowering communities to plant for the future brings us back to the roots of the urban forest movement in non-profit and community based stewardship.
Climate change brings opportunities for increased interdisciplinary problem-solving for creative solutions to challenges such as plantings in areas prone to bush fires.
Join us for conversations, lectures, and field trips to inspire positive thinking for urban greening opportunities.
Throughout this course, you will:
- Gain an understanding of the complexity of protecting, managing and restoring ecosystem function within urban areas.
- Examine the human and societal benefits provided by access to green spaces in the urban environment.
- Explore nature-based solutions to urban and suburban challenges.
Who should apply?
A successful urban forest requires an engaged and informed range of stakeholders, from community groups to land managers, planners and practitioners.
The program is suitable for all professionals in the sectors of urban greenspace, community advocacy, environmental health and policy management who have a desire to develop skills and gain knowledge in urban forestry.
Upcoming dates for this course are yet to be announced.
Want to know about future sessions?
Register your details and we will email you about future intakes.