Trees in the City 3: Socio-Ecological Dynamics in the Urban Forest

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 11:50 AM / 1:05 PM
Room: Director's Row H, Sheraton, Plaza Building, Lobby Level
Organizers: Shawn Landry, Tenley Conway
Chairs: Tenley Conway

Call for Submissions

Call for Papers
Trees in the City 2020: Socio-Ecological Dynamics in the Urban Forest

Rough draft of abstract is due Oct. 21, 2019 via email to organizers.

2020 AAG Annual Meeting in Denver, CO (April 6-10, 2020)
http://annualmeeting.aag.org/

Sponsorships:
Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Urban Geography Specialty Group

Organizers:
Tenley M. Conway, University of Toronto, Mississauga, tenley.conway@utoronto.ca
Shawn Landry, University of South Florida, landry@usf.edu

Urban forests are integral components of the urban social and ecological systems of the city. Moreover, trees are often framed as the solution or a mitigation strategy to address a laundry-list of problems facing cities. Justifications for urban forestry investments have included concepts such as the potential of increasing ecosystem services, using trees as green infrastructure to reduce the demand for gray infrastructure, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and/or addressing existing uneven access to a natural amenity. The presence and condition of urban trees is determined by a complex set of factors, many of which result from socio-ecological conditions and policy driven decisions at multiple spatial scales. Given the recent re-investment in urban forests occurring in many North American cities, monitoring and management of trees and green spaces has become an important object for government policy, business strategy and academic research.

For this session at the AAG, we are particularly looking for presentations that:
• Utilize geospatial methods to measure or monitor the urban forest
• Examine socio-ecological interactions in the urban forest
• Explore urban forestry policy and program impacts

We are also organizing a field trip and a panel session to follow the paper sessions. This year’s panel will discuss and debate urban forests in arid/semi-arid cities. Please send us any panelist suggestions that you may have (including yourself).

If you would like to participate in the paper sessions at the 2018 AAG, please follow these instructions: (1) Submit your (draft) abstract to us by October 21, 2019; (2) We will notify you if your paper will be selected for the Trees in the City sessions by October 24, 2019; (3) You must then register and submit your official abstract to AAG prior to the October 30, 2019 deadline (http://annualmeeting.aag.org/) and send us your abstract submission confirmation email. Please send all email correspondence to both tenley.conway@utoronto.ca and landry@usf.edu.


Description

Organizers:
Tenley M. Conway, University of Toronto, Mississauga, tenley.conway@utoronto.ca
Shawn Landry, University of South Florida, landry@usf.edu

Urban forests are integral components of the urban social and ecological systems of the city. Moreover, trees are often framed as the solution or a mitigation strategy to address a laundry-list of problems facing cities. Justifications for urban forestry investments have included concepts such as the potential of increasing ecosystem services, using trees as green infrastructure to reduce the demand for gray infrastructure, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and/or addressing existing uneven access to a natural amenity. The presence and condition of urban trees is determined by a complex set of factors, many of which result from socio-ecological conditions and policy driven decisions at multiple spatial scales. Given the recent re-investment in urban forests occurring in many North American cities, monitoring and management of trees and green spaces has become an important object for government policy, business strategy and academic research.

For this session at the AAG, we are particularly looking for presentations that:
• Utilize geospatial methods to measure or monitor the urban forest
• Examine socio-ecological interactions in the urban forest
• Explore urban forestry policy and program impacts


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Andrea Zinzani*, Bologna University, Urban Regeneration and Socio-Environmental Conflicts: Towards a Political Ecology of Urban Forests 15 11:50 AM
Presenter Jeremy Cantor*, PlanIT Geo, Trees in an Urbanizing World - Patterns of Environmental Equity in North American Cities 15 12:05 PM
Presenter Rinku Roy Chowdhury*, Clark University, Dexter Locke, USDA Forest Service, Carlos Dobler-Morales, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Morgan Grove, USDA Forest Service, Peter Groffman, City University of New York, A multi-city analysis of urban vegetation in neighborhoods and parcels: the role of socioeconomic and institutional contexts 15 12:20 PM
Presenter Amber Grant*, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Ryerson University; Urban Forest Research & Ecological Disturbance (UFRED) Group, Lara Roman, US Forest Service, Philadelphia Field Station, Sara Edge, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Ryerson University, Andrew A Millward, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Ryerson University; Urban Forest Research & Ecological Disturbance (UFRED) Group, Cheryl Teelucksingh, Department of Sociology, Ryerson University , Environmental justice and community tree-planting practice in Philadelphia, USA 15 12:35 PM
Presenter Vivek Shandas*, , The Effects of “Redlining” on Current-day Access to Urban Nature 15 12:50 PM

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