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2nd World Forum on Urban Forests

October 16 - October 20

Urban forests and green spaces are key components of sustainable and resilient urban development, providing a wide range of ecosystem goods and services. They play an important role in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG11, which focuses on making cities safe, resilient, and sustainable.

The 2nd World Forum on Urban Forest (WFUF) will take place in Washington DC, from 16 to 20 October 2023 under the theme: Greener, Healthier and Happier Cities for All.

The aim of the Forum is to highlight the best examples of planning, design and management approaches that cities have implemented to optimize the contribution of urban forests and green infrastructure for economic development, environmental conservation, social cohesion, and public engagement.

The Forum Organizing Committee is seeking events and activities both formal and informal that will be affiliated with the World Forum on Urban Forests.

Affiliated events or activities could include:

  • Association meetings or networking receptions
  • Art installations/exhibits
  • Concerts or music events
  • Marketing or social media campaigns
  • Community tree plantings or urban forestry-focused events
  • Ticketed events
  • Technical and training events

The benefits of being selected as an Affiliated Event or Activity include:

  • Promotion in the World Forum on Urban Forests
  • Visibility for host organization at the Forum
  • Host organization name and/or logo on signage and/or program at the Forum

Please note that, while it may be possible to host some of the proposed activities at the main venue, in general, identifying space, required permits, and funding for affiliated events and activities are the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. However, proposals that are interested in hosting events at the main venue should submit by Friday, April 28.

Selected proposals will be notified via email.

For questions, please reach out to info@worldforumonurbanforests.org


October 16
October 20