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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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Clonskeagh Drive Richveiw
14 Dublin
Ireland

Participants (6)

EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2
5600 MB Eindhoven
MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Craigiebuckler
AB15 8QH Aberdeen
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth Hoenggerberg
8093 Zurich
THE ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Garthdee Road
AB10 7QB Aberdeen
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Address
Schloss-mittelbau (West)
70599 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7ZX Guildford