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The main objective of this project was to carry out a comparative review of higher education on urban forests and urban trees in Europe and to identify needs in urban forestry-related education. The main source of data was a questionnaire distributed among educational institutions throughout Europe. The results show that:

- Urban forestry has been, and is likely to continue to be, an expanding field in higher education in Europe.
- Urban forestry is only to a limited extent established as an independent education in Europe.
- European urban forestry education is based on a broad spectrum of disciplines (e.g. Agriculture, Biology, Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape architecture and Ecology), without any of these being dominant.
- Despite the multidisciplinary character, emphasis on disciplines related to social sciences and aesthetics was found to be relatively low.
- Practical training / fieldwork, group work and workshops are important parts of European urban forestry higher education. tion.

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Authors: RANDRUP T B, Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, Hoersholm (DK);KONIJNENDIJK C C, Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, Hoersholm (DK);ANDERSEN F, Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, Hoersholm (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19864 EN (2001), pp.229. Euro: 35.50
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ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-1431-6
Record Number: 200214449 / Last updated on: 2002-04-04
Original language: en
Available languages: en