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The contribution of urban greenspace to quality of life (GREENSPACE)

The contribution of urban greenspace to quality of life (GREENSPACE)

Objective

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.

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Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Address

Clonskeagh Drive Richveiw
14 Dublin

Ireland

Administrative Contact

Tom CALLAGHAN (Mr)

Participants (6)

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EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Netherlands

MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH

Switzerland

THE ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK4-CT-2000-00039

  • Start date

    1 December 2000

  • End date

    31 May 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 744 261

  • EU contribution

    € 1 417 737

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland