Title Forests and Sustainable Cities
Subtitle Inspiring Stories from Around the World
Author Food and Agriculture Organization
ISBN 9789251304174
List price USD 77.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 92
Book size 228 X 228 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Food and Agriculture Organization (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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Recognizing the importance of the services provided by forests and trees to urban dwellers, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests proposed that the theme for the 2018 International Day of Forests would be “Forests and Sustainable Cities”. To mark this occasion and promote the widespread adoption of “green” strategies for dealing with urban challenges, FAO invited the mayors of 15 different-sized cities from various regions around the world to present their experiences with trees and forests and to show how this green infrastructure has helped address urban challenges. Though this overview is far from exhaustive, the stories presented show that investing in green solutions can pay dividends, while increasing the resilience and liveability of urban environments.



People power is bringing green and blue back to Bangkok

Trees: the cool approach to city cooling in Phoenix, Arizona

Creating forest parks to protect Independencia (Lima) from landslides

Beijing’s afforestation miracle

Opening people’s eyes in Nairobi’s Karura forest

Growing together in Halifax

Singapore: the surprisingly green and biodiverse city

Ljubljana: the “beloved” green capital

The urban forests we want: Niterói

Growing the “roots of tomorrow” in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Fuzhou’s great green umbrella

Philadelphia: a “green countrie towne”

A forest for all and for always, near Brussels

Melbourne’s forest: from the centre to the fringe

Vancouver: envisaging the world’s greenest city


The story in numbers

About the Author:

Founded in 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO provides a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. The Organization publishes authoritative publications on agriculture, fisheries, forestry and nutrition.

Target Audience:

Students and academicians of Agriculture.


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