The trend towards urbanisation continues worldwide. In urban centres and their agglomerations, the population is increasing. In order to ensure a high quality of life, the new challenge is a good mix of contructed areas and green spaces as local recreation areas. This also applies to a large extent to Switzerland, since over 70 percent of the population lives in urban areas. For city dwellers, green spaces such as parks, public gardens, groves or peri-urban forests are becoming increasingly important, as new trends show.
Against the background of climate change, the question of how social coexistence with and in ecosystems can be shaped is more urgent than ever. Trees, urban forests and urban green spaces play a crucial role in the quality of life in Swiss cities.
Urban Forestry addresses in an interdisciplinary way the coexistence of people in and with the urban ecosystem, including trees, urban forests, parks, green spaces and the urban landscape.
myEFUF — The new app for Urban Forestry with agenda and marketplace
It is important to us that we can continue to maintain good exchange in the field of urban forestry and networking with colleagues despite the distance. Arbocitynet and the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden, with the support of the Federal Office for the Environment, have developed an app that shows the current events of the European Forum on Urban Forestry.
We have set up the marketplace so that all of you can also participate. You can open your own sessions and upload posters or flyers with your information. The app is available in 5 languages (de, fr, en, it, es), you can choose the language in the app settings of your phone.
You can find the myEFUF app in the google playstore for Android devices and in the Appstore for all Apple devices.
Urban Forestry Podcast
On Spotify you can find the Urban Forestry Podcast initiated by myEFUF (European Forum on Urban Forestry). People are regularly invited to talk about their passions, professions and desires that are related to trees and forests.