A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



General information

Nature of Cities

Urban conservation @ LCCN


Biophilic Cities Network

Connecting Nature

    Urban by Nature

           · "Through this facilitated expertise-sharing and capacity-building programme, local governments

              all around the world are being empowered to harness the boundless potential of nature for

              sustainable urban development."

Urban forests

Davey Tree

     • Co-developers of i-Tree software

Definition (US Forest Service)

     • US-focus

Friends of Urban Forests


     • "...a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides

     urban and rural forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools."

Million Tree Initiative

Speak for the Trees (Boston)



Urban and Community Forestry Program

Urban Releaf

Urban tree maps

     · Many cities have online urban tree maps; see city-specific information at Country-by-country, A>Z.

     · A city's tree map might be a quick search away (try <<[city name] tree map>>).  

Friends of Urban ForestsStreet tree maps


Urban agriculture, landscaping & lawns

Center for Landscape & Urban Horticulture

Ron Finley Project

Keep Off the Grass: 5 Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

Sustainable Urban Agriculture Initiative @ SSRF

Urban Agriculture @ USDA

Urban Farming Institute

Urban biodiversity & wildlife

City Biodiversity Index

Conserving Urban Biodiversity

Urban Bird Foundation

Urban Conservation Strategies @ IUCN

Urban Nature Atlas

Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN)

Urban Wildlife Institute @ Lincoln Park Zoo

Urban Wildlife Research Project

Urban Wildlife Working Group

TNC → Measures for Urban Conservation

TWS → Position statement on urban wildlife

Yale Environment 360Urban Nature

Urban wildlife refuges & protected areas ~ Institutions

US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) [USA]

     FWS Urban Programs

     Urban Wildlife Conservation Program

     Urban National Wildlife Refuges

Urban Wildlife Refuge Program @ National Wildlife Refuge Association

Urban wildlife refuges & protected areas ~ Examples

Chicago Wilderness Alliance

Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition

Contents of this page:

     · General information

       · Institutions

         · Urban forests

           · Urban tree maps

             · Urban agriculture, landscaping & lawns

               · Urban biodiversity & wildlife

                 · Urban refuges & protected areas

                        ~ Institutions

                        ~ Example areas

Urban biodiversity & land use