Course syllabus URF - Urban Forestry (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: URF
Course title in Czech: Urban Forestry
Course title in English:
Urban Forestry
WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor; master; master continuing
Course type: optional
Type of delivery: usual
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Course supervisor:
Ing. Luděk Praus, Ph.D.
Course supervising department: Department of Wood Science and Technology (FFWT)
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Teachers: Ing. Valentino Cristini (instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Alena Klimešová, DiS. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Luděk Praus, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
William Robb (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Barbora Vojáčková, DiS. (instructor, lecturer)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The course aimes on the upcomming Urban FOrestry concept in Europe nad especially in the Czech Republic.Students will get inforamtion on UF practices, management and planning, that differs from recent practices.
Course content:
1.Urban Forestry concept in Europe and USA, History of urban forestry (allowance 4/0)
Tree benefits and negatives (allowance 8/0)
UF - Policy and planning in CZ and Europe (allowance 8/0)
Research and education in UF (allowance 4/0)
Practical Urban Forestry (allowance 0/12)
a.Management and planning of UF
Arboricultural practices
c.Tree assessment

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
24 h
12 h
field work6 h
preparation for exam
50 h
preparation of presentation
20 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
The credi is given for the presentation on chosen topic, the exam is given for electronic test. The evaluation scale is as follows:
100 - 90 % = A
89,9 - 80 % = B
79,9 - 70 % = C
69,9 - 60 % = D
59,9 - 50% = E
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Urban forestry: planning and managing urban greenspaces. 2nd ed. Illinois, USA: Waveland Press, Inc., 1997. 502 p. ISBN 978-1-57766-510-6.
Ecology, planning, and management of urban forests: international perspectives. New York: Springer, 467 p. ISBN 978-0-387-71424-0.

Urban green: innovative parks for resurgent cities. Washington, DC: Island Press, 184 p. ISBN 978-1-59726-679-6.
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. Muenchen: ISSN 1618-8667.
Urban forests and trees: proceedings No 1. Luxembourg: European communities, 2002. 328 p. ISBN 92-894-1374-3.
Green and ecological technologies for urban planning: creating smart cities. URL:
Landscape and Urban Planning. ISSN 0169-2046.
Old-growth urban forests. ISBN 9781461405832. URL:
KELCEY, J G. Urban biodiversity and design. ISBN 9781444318661. URL:

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Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 11/19/2019.

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