- What are the impacts of policies, regulations, and plans on urban forests, in both the near-term and the long-term?
- How can we best assess the effectiveness of these plans?
- Which plans, policies, or regulations are most necessary?
For example, urban forest management plans are the “defining documents” of many urban forest programs, but not all cities have the capacity to develop such plans. (Ordóñez & Duinker, 2013) For those that do, formal assessment methods of urban forest management plans are lacking. (Ordóñez & Duinker, 2013)