There is increasing recognition of the important contribution of trees, parks, gardens, and other natural settings to public health and community welfare. By improving air quality, promoting physical activity, reducing mental stress and enhancing the immune system, trees and green space have the potential to help address problems ‘upstream’, through prevention – a more efficient approach than simply dealing with the ‘downstream’ consequences of ill health.
In this event we will discuss the role that urban forests and trees can play in improving health outcomes, reduce the harmful impact of the current COVID19 pandemic, and make urban dwellers more resilient and better prepared for future events of this nature.
Keynote speaker: Prof Pedro Calaza (Dean of the College of Agriculture Engineers, Galicia, Spain)
Panel speakers: Prof Dr Anna Jorgensen (University of Sheffield), Dr Danijela Puric-Mladenovic (University of Toronto), Prof Dr Giuseppe Carrus (Universita Roma Tre), Dr Ben Wheeler (University of Exeter)
Date & Time: 17 September, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST