Best Practices Manual for Urban Forestry and Planning

Washington, DC (January 20, 2008)- The American Planning Association, in close collaboration with the International Society of Arboriculture, American Forests, and the USDA Forest Service will prepare a best practices manual about how urban and community forestry can best be integrated into long-range and current municipal planning activities in the U.S. This manual includes case studies of 13 U.S. cities identified as having progressive urban forestry programs that were well integrated with planning objectives.

The project began in January 2006, and the Planning Advisory Service report will go into production later this year. The primary audience for the manual is:
* Urban planners working for municipalities or working as consultants to municipalities
* Planning commissioners and planning board members
* City and town managers
* City and town public works, engineering, and parks department managers
* Municipal arborists and urban foresters
* Developers and those in the design professions serving them
For more information, visit the American Planning Association.