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Faculty of Forestry

ufor: Urban Forestry

UFOR 100 (3) Greening the City
Roles played by urban forestry and greenspace systems in a rapidly changing world; topics include urban ecology, urban forest conservation, urban forest management, climate change, society and human well-being, design and planning, urban/rural interface issues, and urban forest policy. [2-0-2]
UFOR 101 (3) Urban Forest Inventory and Assessment
Overview of urban forest resources: structure and composition, extent, and ecosystem services and benefits provided; introduces methods and tools for urban forest inventory, monitoring, and assessment, and how they are integrated into the planning and management of urban forests. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
UFOR 200 (3) Urban Forests and Well-Being
Basic relationships between urban residents' mental and physical well-being and their urban forest environment. [2-0-2]
UFOR 201 (3) Introduction to Urban Forest Design
Basic concepts of landscape design as it relates to urban forestry.
Prerequisite: UFOR 100.
Corequisite: UFOR 200.
UFOR 300 (3) Arboriculture Principles and Practice
Sustainable practice within the arboricultural discipline with emphasis on a comprehensive understanding of techniques and equipment used in a range of arboricultural operations. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: UFOR 200.
UFOR 316 (3) Trees and Shrubs in Landscape
Culture and identification of landscape materials with emphasis on woody plants. Elementary principles of landscape composition. Suitable for students of other faculties and departments interested in landscape materials and their uses, but priority given to Agroecology and Landscape Architecture students. Credits toward the completion of the Bachelor of Urban Forestry will be granted for only one of LARC 316 or UFOR 316.
Prerequisite: All of UFOR 101, UFOR 201.
UFOR 400 (3) Urban Forestry Field School
Development of field skills, professional judgment, critical reflection, and integration of theory, practice, and policy. Offered at Malcolm Knapp Research Forest over a 7-day period in April. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: UFOR 200. And third year standing in the B.U.F. program.
UFOR 401 (6) Integrated Urban Forestry Capstone Studio
Integration of biophysical and socio-economic components of urban greenspace management and planning through within a collaborative holistic group project linked to a real-world urban forestry situation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-6-0]
Prerequisite: All of UFOR 300, UFOR 400. And fourth year standing in the B.U.F. program.
UFOR 402 (3) Urban Forestry Administration, Policy and Law
The administrative, legal, policy, and business environments for urban forestry governance, management, and planning. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: UFOR 300. And third year standing.
UFOR 403 (3) Ecological Restoration
Ecological principles relevant to restoration of ecosystems are applied to the restoration of several types of ecosystems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: One of FRST 201, BIOL 230. And third year standing
UFOR 449 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Urban Forestry
In special cases and with the approval of the instructor concerned, a student may carry out directed studies on a specific topic/problems in Urban Forestry and related greenspace planning, management, or governance.
UFOR 495 (3) Biodiversity in Urban Areas
Urban centres can be designed and managed to contribute to biodiversity conservation commitments. Topics include designing human-dominated landscapes to promote biodiversity, the tools required, assessing outcomes, and the benefits and negatives of nature in the city.
Prerequisite: One of FRST 200, BIOL 230 or permission of the instructor.
UFOR 500 (3) Developing Green and Resilient Cities - The Urban Forestry Approach
Online course on the importance of urban green space and urban trees for cities. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
UFOR 511 (1.5) Geomatics Principles and Applications
Use and application of remote sensing, GIS, GPS and spatial data analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
UFOR 512 (3) Urban Forest Governance
Governance theory and ways of applying a governance perspective to strategic decision-making in urban forestry. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
UFOR 521 (3) Advances in Arboriculture and Urban Ecology
Overview of the field and current state-of-art of arboriculture, with emphasis on current research and good practices. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
UFOR 522 (3) Urban Forest Resources and Benefits Assessment
Overview of the state of the art assessment of urban forest resources and their benefits This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: UFOR 511.
UFOR 523 (1.5) Strategic Urban Forest Planning and Management
Application of urban forestry concepts to strategic urban forest planning and management. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of UFOR 500, UFOR 511, UFOR 512.
UFOR 531 (6) Master of Urban Forestry Leadership Capstone Course
Application of urban forestry concepts and skills in a project-based learning experience. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: FCOR 599.

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