21 October 2022 | MOOCs

By 2050, two-thirds of all humanity will be living in urban areas. Cities are globally responsible for an estimated 75% of all carbon dioxide emissions and are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters and to the effects of climate change.

For this reason, it is urgent and necessary to implement nature-based solutions in cities, as they are a cost-effective, accessible, and scalable effort to simultaneously reduce carbon footprint of cities and increase their resilience against climate-related hazards. Urban and peri-urban trees and forests are one of the solutions that help mitigate the effects of climate change while improving air quality, urban temperature, and lifestyle of our cities.

That’s why Uforest project, in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, has designed a high-quality training opportunity for anyone interested in gaining skills and knowledge in Urban Forestry.

Urban Forestry is a transdisciplinary sector, spanning from urban design to forest ecology, from socioeconomics to information and communication technologies. The online course Nature in the city: turning knowledge into Urban Forestry practice takes all these aspects into consideration to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge on Urban Forestry.