The project will focus on urban green spaces – firstly gathering our current collective understanding of where and how they benefit people in Northern Ireland, then exploring the potential for urban greenspace to play a future key role in addressing the health, climate and nature crises.
It will co-create a vision and action plan to 2030 – engaging with a wide range of stakeholders across government, health, voluntary and business sectors, as well as greenspace users and urban residents to understand needs, opportunities, and views.
Through this process, we hope to set a course for a better future for urban greenspace, beginning to build a community of leaders who understand and can help to realise the multiple public benefits of high-quality urban greenspaces in a climate changing world.
The project is intended to inform potential future investments which may include the Future Parks Accelerator model that the NLHF and NT have been delivering in other parts of the UK.
We look forward to receiving your input into this exciting new vision and action plan for our local urban green spaces.
Dr Lizzy Pinkerton
89 Loopland Drive
To find out more information about the project click below to listen to the launch event.
Speakers include Paul Mullan from the National Trust Heritage Fund, Eleanor Potter from the Future Parks Accelerator Team and Julie Procter from Green Space Scotland.