This Learning Guide is divided into three parts:

Part 1 is meant to provide the background and rationale for social equity considerations. It covers:

  • Social equity concepts and key relevant terms for the purpose of this guide
  • Approaches to enhance social equity that can inform city policies and plans
  • Information on key issues related to the impacts of social equity
  • Other benefits and considerations of adopting a social equity approach
Social equity considerations described in this learning guide. Image: Cities4Forests, 2020.

Part 2 delves into some overarching social equity considerations, and Part 3 into social equity considerations specific to each forest level.

Apart from a description of social equity issues, most slides also include case-studies and a ‘Resources’ section that links to tools, guidance, and research on how these issues can be addressed.