Eco-Plan: Upping the game for green spaces in urban planning

 

“The Eco-Plan project was about getting the Green Infrastructure message through, disseminating and integrating it in the planning system…because controlling the use of land is key to realising the benefits of Green Infrastructure.”

In the sixth installment of our researcher case studies we look at Professor Mark Scott & Dr Michael Lennon of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy.

Green spaces are not just easy on the eye, they also help to keep urban spaces safe and biodiverse, and they can even safeguard our health. To increase the awareness of green infrastructure among planners, a team from UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy developed workshops and games to encourage experts to put their heads together and prioritise nature-based infrastructure in plans. Their workshops with local authorities have encouraged new collaboration and fresh thinking about how to support nature in urban environments and tackle natural and societal challenges.

You can find the full text of their case study here: Eco-Plan: Upping the game for green spaces in urban planning.