Urban Forestry

Urban greenspace forms an integral part of the urban fabric and its planning, design and management a critical focus for urban administrations, professionals and academia. This importance only increases with cities facing challenges such as climate adaptation, biodiversity loss and the health & well-being of urban communities. In recent decades new paradigms and discourses have emerged to understand, order and act in cities in response to these developments, including Blue-Green Infrastructures, Ecosystem Services, Urban Ecology and Urban Forestry. Approaches such as these can not only help shape sustainable green spaces, but also the resilient composition of neighbourhoods, districts and entire cities.

Forest City

The research fellowship urban forestry is a partnership between the section Landscape Architecture in the department of Urbanism at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft, and the National Association for Greenspace Professionals in the Netherlands (VHG).