The workshop at the 2020 IACA Forum Trees for Liveable Cities: Delivering Effective Green Infrastructure provided an opportunity for people from different disciplines and work environments to work on common problems associated with urban growth and decline in urban canopy. To achieve the aim of governments to increase urban forest canopy up to 40% from lows of 15% or less will be no mean feat. In addressing the scenarios, participants arrived at strategies for overcoming difficulties in increasing canopy.
Eight scenarios were distributed among 20 teams. A wealth of knowledge and experience has contributed to the proposed solutions to common contradictions in our society making it a challenge to improve or even keep the urban forest in a steady state. You can peruse all the scenarios and the original deliberations of each team: Scenario Workshop – Team Solutions. Download the Notes
One thing became clear from both the Forum presentations and from the workshop outcomes is the best solutions for the urban forest arise from collaboration – collaboration between disciplines. Sharing of ideas, knowledge and resources. Collaboration relies on communication. We need to communicate with one another. Council to council, local government and state government, professional to professional, arborist and engineer.
Link to Scenario Workshop Notes
Link to Forum Presentations
Links to each of the scenario descriptions: