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Is Urban Forestry Education Ready for the Future?

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Between 1975 and 1980 the number of North American university undergraduate courses identified by "urban forestry" in the course title or catalogue description increased from 11 to 20, with 9 more planned for the immediate future. Graduate courses advanced from six to eight in the same period. Instructors' multi-disciplinary backgrounds, comprehensive urban forestry course content, and well-balanced curricula incorporating courses from sister disciplines seem to ensure a high quality education for potential urban foresters throughout North America. More attention must be given to recruiting and retaining minority students who could promote social solidarity through inner-city "greening" programs.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Director, Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies, Milford, Pennsylvania

Publication date: October 1, 1982

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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