Urban Forestry as Part of Green Cities: The Evidence from Research and Academy Areas

Vukovic N.1, Mingaleva Z.2, Shmyrev V.1
1 Russian State Social University (RUSSIA)
2 Perm National Research Polytechnic University (RUSSIA)

Abstract

Currently there are more than 7 billion people living on Earth. In 2016, there were 512 cities with at least 1 million inhabitants globally. That means that the pressure on natural resources is increasing every day, especially because starting from 2008, share of urban population exceeds fifty percent. In order to improve the quality of life for city inhabitants and coming generations, cities are to become greener. Hence, the concept of urban forestry can be considered a part of sustainable green economy and green cities. Education and science are very important for sustainable development of urban forests. The paper investigates activities of educational and scientific organizations in the field of urban forests.

Keywords: green city, sustainability, forestry, urban forestry, research area, academy area.

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