DateSpeakerPresentation title
2018 May Nick Grayson
Birmingham City Council.
Liveable Cities. A system change for 25 YEP, (PDF, 745KB).
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Do street trees have a future?

A conference hosted by The UK UNESCO Man and Biosphere (MAB) Urban Forum, 12th May 2010 at University College London (UK).
(More information on this conference)

DateSpeakerPresentation title
2010 May Dr. Hazel Conway
Garden History Society, Victorian Society and Open Spaces Society.
The Development of Tree-Lined Streets and Avenues 1860-1930 (PDF, 3940KB).
2010 MayGerald Dawe and Ambra Burls
UK UNESCO MAB Urban Forum.
Felling of Mature / Semi-Mature Street Trees – Community Reaction and Consequences, (PDF, 2070KB).
2010 MayKatie Roberts
Trees for Cities
Trees for Cities, (PDF, 5480KB).
2010 MayGerald Dawe
UK UNESCO MAB Urban Forum.
Benefits of Street Trees, (PDF, 270KB).
2010 MayJustine Hall
University of Manchester.
Trees in High Density Housing Areas - Location, Potential and Stakeholder Opinions, (PDF, 1010KB).
2010 MaySophie Huxley
Huxley Scientific Press.
Oxford Trees, (PDF, 4510KB).
2010 MayDr Ian Rotherham
Sheffield Hallam University.
The Politics and Economics of Urban Street Trees, (PDF, 1850KB).
2010 MaySusan Trangmar, Peter Coles, Paul Halliday, Ingrid Pollard and Gesche Würfel,
University of London.
A Forest of Signs: Imagining trees in the urban landscape, (PDF, 1780KB).
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2009 DecemberNigel Dunnett.
Director of Green Roof Centre, University of Sheffield
Breathing Life into Problem Places (PDF, 5700KB).
2009 DecemberJohn Little.
The Grass Roof Company
Managing Urban Greenspace (PDF, 7900KB).
2008 DecemberJamie Roberts.
Biodiversity Projects Manager
Conserving Brownfield Biodiversity (PDF, 2000KB).
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Statins and Greenspaces – Health and the Urban Environment

A conference hosted by The Urban Forum and UCL Environment Institute March 27th 2007.

DateAuthorPresentation title
2008 MayGerald Dawe and Alison Millward
Proceedings of the conference (PDF, 2440KB), held by the UK-MAB Urban Forum at University College London.
2007 MarchDr Russell Jones,
Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) & Clyde Valley Greenspace Network
Choice, individualism and risk perception in two contrasting areas of Glasgow, (PDF, 1710KB).
2007 MarchProf. Ian Douglas,
University of Manchester
Psychological and mental health benefits from nature and urban greenspace, (PDF, 785KB).
2007 MarchDr Carolyn Stephens,
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Urban health in the majority world and the need for environmental justice, (PDF, 1830KB). 
2007 MarchProf. Monique Simmonds,
Royal Botanic Gardens
Kew biodiversity and health, (PDF, 2240KB).
2007 MarchDr Liz O'Brien,
Forestry Commission
Health and well-being benefits of enjoying and using woodlands': The Forestry Commission research and evaluation, (PDF, 1240KB).
2007 MarchDr William Bird,
Natural England
The natural environment: Our natural health service, (PDF, 667KB).
2007 MarchDr Pete Dixon,
TEP Consultants
Health and the urban environment: Mapping community health in relation to urban greenspace, (PDF, 1780KB).
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Urban Forum meeting 23 February 2005

Presentations from Professor John Handley and Susannah Gill of the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology. Part of CURE’s work within the ASSCUE project.

DateSpeakerPresentation title
2005 FebruaryJohn Handley and Susannah GillGreen infrastructure for climate change adaptation (PDF, 1790KB).
2005 FebruarySusannah GillUrban Greenspace and Climate Change, (PDF, 1830KB).
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Emerging experiences of Covid-19 from Wuhan and other cities

UN-Habitat China together with its partners in Wuhan and with collaborating national agencies, published four detailed papers on the emerging experiences on responding to COVID-19 in Chinese cities and towns.

The first two Papers deal with Community Management Approaches and with the provision of non-hospital spaces for care and isolation. The capacity to support communities by organizing them in a citywide grid, with clear protocols on controls and quarantine was already established in Wuhan in February 2020. Existing smartphone platforms were adapted to the lockdown needs. Meanwhile, the health response was quickly complemented with new and converted quarantine centres. The Papers are complemented by three case studies, including one on sewage treatment challenges to which the private sector responded.

Two more Papers are about smart technologies. A first one shed light on the quick introduction of QR Apps and Big Data for Tracking and Mapping of people, indicating whether they were cleared to move around or requiring self-isolation. The final paper shows how tracking and mapping were used to steer the Resumption of the Economy and Community Life. More case studies show how mobile phones became essential, both in the response but also for the recovery, for instance as a tool to distribute consumption coupons.

The papers and background information can be found here: