Projects

The potential of urban nature to support sustainability in Latin America: a synthesis from a socio-environmental perspective

The potential of urban nature to support sustainability in Latin America: a synthesis from a socio-environmental perspective

The potential of urban nature to support sustainability in Latin America: a synthesis from a socio-environmental perspective Project lead: Dr. Tahia Devisscher urban forestry; Latin America; research network; green infrastructure; social-ecological systems While the biophysical and various social aspects of urban forests have been studied in Latin America, there is still a gap in understanding […]

Smarter, greener, denser? Linking social, ecological, and technological systems for urban forest management

Smarter, greener, denser? Linking social, ecological, and technological systems for urban forest management Project lead: Sophie Nitoslawski urban forestry, smart technologies, smart cities, densification, management Data-driven planning is on the rise as cities enter an unprecedented age of “urban computing”, where data and connected technologies shed new light on urban dynamics and are increasingly called […]

Advancing a 5G Framework for Natural Asset Management

Advancing a 5G Framework for Natural Asset Management

Advancing a 5G Framework for Natural Asset Management Project lead: Dr. Lorien Nesbitt & Dr. Angela Rout natural assets; 5G networks; smart technologies; ecosystem services; management This project will develop a sensor network and leverage anonymized mobile data to create and validate a real-time natural asset monitoring system. It will utilize a data fusion approach […]

Green gentrification and urban forest governance in Metro Vancouver

Green gentrification and urban forest governance in Metro Vancouver

Green gentrification and urban forest governance in Metro Vancouver Project lead: Dr. Lorien Nesbitt urban forestry; environmental justice; green equity; gentrification In this project, we seek to explore how considerations of green gentrification might contribute to more equitable urban forest governance via a case study of Metro Vancouver, BC. In doing so, we build on […]

Will smarter forests take us farther? Fostering resilient forest ecosystems in the digital era

Will smarter forests take us farther? Fostering resilient forest ecosystems in the digital era

Will smarter forests take us farther? Fostering resilient forest ecosystems in the digital era Project lead: Dr. Lorien Nesbitt urban forestry; forestry; digital technologies; smart cities This project synthesizes existing knowledge on digital technologies for forest management and develops recommendations for key stakeholders to anticipate and engage in the use of technology and data science […]

Global trends in research on urban forests: a scoping review

Global trends in research on urban forests: a scoping review Project lead: Corey Bassett       Project members: Sophie Nitoslawski, Daniel Sax, Cecil Konijnendijk, Matilda van den Bosch, Tahia Devisscher, Lorien Nesbitt, Xiaoyi, Xinhui, Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng, Alice Miao, Jessica Quinton Project period: 2020-present

Impacts of the tree care industry on urban wildlife

Impacts of the tree care industry on urban wildlife Project lead: Corey Bassett urban wildlife; arboriculture  

The urban forest management action framework

The urban forest management action framework Project lead: Corey Bassett urban forestry; ecosystem services; management

Greening for Cooler Cities

Greening for cooler cities Project lead: Zhaohua Cheng urban forestry; climate change; urban heat; livability; building energy This project explores the roles of urban forests in climate change planning, particularly adapting cities to increasing temperatures to maintain livability in increasingly dense neighborhoods through future “what-if” scenario building and modeling. Project members: Lorien Nesbitt, Stephen Sheppard […]

Linking environmental exposures to health and well-being across the life course: a case study of Metro Vancouver, British Columbia

Linking environmental exposures to health and well-being across the life course: a case study of Metro Vancouver, British Columbia Project lead: Ingrid Jarvis urban natural spaces; health and development; public health This research project studies how environmental exposures, including natural environments, air pollution, and noise, influence health, and development. The project focuses on prenatal, early […]