Inclusive Decision Making

When managing the urban forest, it is essential to focus on building a community's capacity to deal with current environmental and climate challenges. Otherwise, important perspectives may be overlooked, perpetuating inequities.

To build community capacity, it is necessary to:

  • Raise awareness of nature-based solutions
  • Provide support and resources that alleviate current injustices
  • Promote trust building, shared visioning and co-design processes


UConn's Urban and Community Forestry team produces science-based materials to support practitioners in their journey to inclusive decision making:



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