Coles, R. & N. Grayson, 2004, Improving the quality of life in urban regions through urban greening initiatives – EU URGE-Project, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Coles, R. & N. Grayson
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : This workshop reports on the results of a three-year European research project (URGE-Project) funded under the EU Fifth Framework, which examines means of improving the quality of life in urban regions through urban greening initiatives. Urban greening is examined by taking a multidisciplinary approach, looking at the planning, economic, ecological and social aspects to describe the theoretical basis that underpins the work and to develop a set of criteria which serve as a foundation for developing evaluative tools applicable throughout Europe. Work was undertaken by a consortium of 12 partners and data gathered from 15 case study cities. Outputs include a practitioner manual, which reports on the findings, and practical tools, which allow critical evaluation of urban green at both city and site.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: urban green space, green space performance, multidisciplinary criteria. [paper 6 p.]