Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

2012 Edition
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Urban Forest Function, Design and Management

  • Kjell Nilsson
  • Cecil C. Konijnendijk
  • Anders Busse Nielsen
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0851-3_218

Definition of the Subject with Brief Historical Background

Land use planners have increasingly been focusing on urban green infrastructure rather than individual green elements. Moreover, politicians, researchers, and practitioners have had to deal with the contributions of this urban green infrastructure to the quality of urban life and environment. They have started to realize that more integrated green area planning and management are required to meet current societal demands when operating in high-pressure environments. This has led to the emergence of new concepts and approaches of a more integrative kind. Urban greening , for example, has developed as the planning and management of all urban vegetation to create or add values to the local community in an urban area [40, 66]. Another more integrative concept resulting from the above-mentioned developments is that of urban forestry.

Urban forestry has become defined as the art, science, and technology of managing trees and forest...

Keywords

Green space management green structure planning human health and well-being landscape design urban environment urban forestry urban greening urban woodland 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kjell Nilsson
    • 1
  • Cecil C. Konijnendijk
    • 1
  • Anders Busse Nielsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and PlanningUniversity of CopenhagenFrederiksberg CDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Landscape Management, Design and ConstructionSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesAlnarpSweden