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.”
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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