Our Current Projects

Urban Nature in Latin America

Project title: Workshop on the potential of urban nature to support sustainability in Latin America:  a synthesis from a socio-environmental perspective

Collaborators:

Camilo Ordóñez-Barona (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Tahia Devisscher (University of British Columbia, Canada)

José Soto (University of Arizona, US)

The project

We propose to synthesize the potential of urban nature to support sustainability in Latin America, using urban forests and trees as a thematic focus. The aim of the synthesis workshop is to explore existing social and ecological datasets via a series of analytical activities. Based on this empirical exploration, we will develop socio-environmental frameworks for understanding the potential of urban forests to contribute to urban sustainability in Latin American cities. This will allow us to integrate and analyse existing relevant data, and distill key considerations to strengthen research and decision-making in urban forestry to delivering sustainable cities.