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  • Abhishek TiwaryEmail author
  • Lucian Dinca
  • Miglena Zhiyanski
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Part of the Future City book series (FUCI, volume 7)

Overview: The Provision of Urban Forest Products

Over the last several decades, as a consequence of intensified industrialization and urbanization, there has been a shift in the management of natural resources from predominantly economic motives to an emphasis on environmental and socio-cultural values (Kennedy and Quigley 1998; Colding and Barthel 2013). It is projected that by 2050 about 75% of the world’s population will live in cities and their peri-urban surroundings (UN 2012), which has led to an inadvertently increased demand for land to provide the energy, resources, water and waste disposal needs of the growing urban population. Currently, the majority of mega-cities in the world are still continuing to grow, leading to severe scarcity of resources and limited availability of land. In this respect, there is growing emphasis on circular economy principles in future planning for the construction of sustainable urban infrastructure, which include measures for enhanced...

Keywords

Urban Forest Green Infrastructure European Environment Agency Circular Economy Urban Forestry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhishek Tiwary
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucian Dinca
    • 2
  • Miglena Zhiyanski
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and the EnvironmentNorthumbria UniversityNewcastleUK
  2. 2.Forest Research InstituteVoluntariRomania
  3. 3.Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (FRI-BAS)SofiaBulgaria

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