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N375 | Strategic Sustainable Urban Greening at Regional Level

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Lead Partner UK National Urban Forestry Unit
Contact Person Judy Walker
Position within organisation: Development Manager
Telephone number : 01902 828600
Fax number : 01902 828700
Email address :
Website :
Project type : Action
Partners involved :
Relevant measure(s) : 1.1, 4.1
Total eligible cost (€) 4 000 000
Summary Top
The project will trial and share experiences of strategic urban greening. Five major regional cities in the UK will partner NUFU and cities in North West Europe to develop strategic approaches to urban greening. Various methodologies will be tested in each city including spatial planning for trees, neighbourhood woodland masterplans, urban forestry strategies, a nature park network and road corridor greening.
Objectives Top
To share European experience of strategic urban greening initiatives To create significant areas of new woodland and plant new street trees. To improve existing woodland for access and recreation To ensure urban greening is included in city liveability plans and economic strategies To raise awareness of the air quality and storm water management benefits of increased tree cover in cities Ensure that tree cover is recognised as a quality of life indicator
Outcomes Top
100 hectares of new urban woodland created, 500 street trees planted200 hectares of existing urban woodland improved for biodiversity, access and recreation2 urban forestry strategies, 2 neighbourhood woodland masterplans2 Spatial plans developed for woodland and street trees2 urban motorway woodland corridors created, 1 city wide nature park network planned1 European conference, 1 European workshop, 12 people employed4 study tours, 2 case studies
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cities&regions transport&it water&flood risks nature&heritage seas&ports