Many European cities possess attractive parks or recreational areas. This research will draw on the complementary skills of European researchers and planners to develop applied methodologies to establish what variety of "greenspace" best satisfy people's needs. It will demonstrate, using case studies, how public participation can be brought to a strategic approach to greenspace on a continuing basis. Green space makes an essential contribution to the quality of life and as attracts both people and commercial investment. Yet green space is often not given the same priority as other calls on public funds. The portfolio of green space is often a legacy of earlier decades and in few urban areas has the planning development of parks , greenways , recreation areas and nature reserves been approached in a comprehensive manner such as that proposed.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
5600 MB Eindhoven
AB15 8QH Aberdeen
AB10 7QB Aberdeen
GU2 7ZX Guildford