Celebrate the diversity of our relationships with trees and forests in cities with activities that demonstrate the importance of trees in our lives, and the many forms that relations between trees and people can take. The Human Faces, Forest Places photo exhibition on the theme ‘people and their trees’ will follow a performance by Polymer Dance a Vancouver-based contemporary dance improvisation ensemble. This is followed by a panel debate on the topic of ‘Urban Forests and Multicultural Citizenship.’ Local and Canadian perspectives will also be addressed. The panel will be interspersed with brief, personal ‘tree stories.’ Cecil Konijnendijk, professor of urban forestry at UBC, will moderate a panel of leading international scholars including Kati Vierikko (University of Helsinki), Arjen Buijs (Wageningen University, Netherlands) and Alan Simson (Leeds Beckett University, UK) .
Supported by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and co-hosted by the Canadian Urban Forest Network (Pacific Region).