[LINK] Urban forests increasingly central to planning in poor and rich countries alike

Trees cover around a quarter of Vancouver, where the city administration manages its urban forests collectively. (Romakoma/Shutterstock)

Although traditionally focused on rural agriculture, the FAO, a United Nations agency, is increasingly looking at the urban dimension of its mandate.

“A key element of success is the integration of the urban forestry aspect in the overall urban planning process.”

Simone Borelli
Food and Agriculture Organization

That consideration was spurred in part by last year’s U. N. conference on cities, Habitat III. The four-day summit resulted in a 20-year urbanization strategy, the New Urban Agenda, that calls for more robust urban planning as the world heads toward a global population that will be 70 percent urban by 2050.

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