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

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 work- shops 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.