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NeighbourWoods - Advancing the quality of life and the environment of European cities through socially inclusive planning, design and management of urban woodlands

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00165
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 40 months
Total cost: 1,659,320 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,217,381 EUR
Scientific Officer: Alexandros ARABATZIS
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
Woodlands in and close to urban areas provide a wide range of social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits to society. As large parts of Europe have become highly urbanised, the importance of these woodlands continues to grow. Their full potential, however, is often not met for various reasons, including the lack of sufficient woodland resources to meet society's recreational and other demands, and the wide range of urban pressures. This problem has a strong European dimension, as the main issues in urban forestry are rather similar across the continent. The aim of the proposed urban forestry project is to develop a sustainable approach to urban woodland conservation, management and development. In close collaboration with local stakeholders, a toolbox to support urban woodland planning, design and management will be developed and tested in six cities in different parts of Europe.


Coordinator
Kjell NILSSON
Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute
Hoersholm
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 45763200
Fax: +45 46763233
E-mail: kjn@fsl.dk


Partners
  Fabio SALBITANO
Universitá di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Ambientali Forestali
Firenze
ITALY
Tel.: +39 055 30231207
Fax: +39 055 307263
E-mail: fabio.salbitano@unifi.it
  Alan SIMSON
Leeds Metropolitan University
Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1132 832600
Fax: +44 1132 833190
E-mail: a.simson@lmu.ac.uk
  Roland GUSTAVSSON
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Alnarp
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 40 415412
Fax: +46 40 4142
E-mail: roland.gustavsson@lpal.slu.se
  Liisa TYRVÄINEN
University of Joensuu
Joensuu
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 13 2511
Fax: +358 13 251 4444
E-mail: liisa.tyrvainen@joensuu.fi
  Hans SCHEIRLINCK
Vereniging voor Bos in Vlaanderen
Gontrode
BELGIUM
Tel.: +32 9 252 21 13
Fax: +32 9 252 54 66
E-mail: vbv@rug.ac.be
  Ann VAN HERZELE
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel.: +32 2 477 4281
Fax: +32 2 477 4964
E-mail: ann.vanherzele@vub.ac.be
  Andreas OTTITSCH
European Forest Institute
Joensuu
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 13252020
Fax: +358 13124393
E-mail: andreas.ottitsch@efi.fi