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Urban and peri-urban forestry. Case studies in developing countries (En )

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With the occurring demographic shifts, causing rapid and uncontrolled urbanization in many parts of the developing world, the issue of urban development is likely to become a focal one in the coming decade. Urban forestry has an important potential role in meeting the needs of the urban population and in addressing the social and environmental problems that arise from urbanization. This is the subject of the six case studies that review the present and potential role of urban forestry in the Sahel (Dakar, Niamey, Nouakchott and Ouagadougou); Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore; Quito; Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Region; Cairo; and Iran and its capital, Tehran.

Among the issues addressed are the extent to which urban forestry can provide goods and services, and the role of forestry in environmental protection and enhancement of living conditions. The case studies address issues related to planning, coordination, management and people's participation, and suggest recommendations for the specific cities which could also be adapted to other cities.
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