The conference was hosted by the ICF on behalf of a partnership
of organisations from both within the greenspace sector, the
Forestry Commission included, and from those who interact with
urban environment professionals such as the Royal Institute of Town
Planners, Royal Institute of British Architects and Royal Institute
of Chartered Surveyors.
Speakers from across the world advised on topics such as urban
regeneration and how urban trees can improve lives, add value to
property and be successfully integrated into the built
environment. It was a rare opportunity for forward-thinking
professionals in the built environment to come and state what
resources they need from specialists in the natural environment
Commenting on the Proceedings of the Trees, People and the
Built Environment Conference, its Chair, Dr Mark Johnston,
Research Fellow of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at Myerscough
"As a record of cutting-edge research and innovative practice
about urban trees, I'm confident that these conference proceedings
will be widely read for many years to come and that the readership
will include both natural and built environment specialists.
"This collection of over 20 papers includes ground-breaking
contributions from leading research scientists and practitioners
from around the world which also gives this publication a
significant international appeal. We are very grateful to the
Forestry Commission for all its help in producing such an important
record of the conference."
The Proceedings of the Trees, People and the Built
Environment Conference is set to become a legacy of this landmark
event and the on-going drive to build greatercross-industry
understanding and foster closer working relationships within the
urban environment sector.
The Proceedings can be downloaded from the ICF
website: They are also available to download from
News Source: Institute of Chartered Foresters