Urban Environment Project

Green City

In partnership with the Heritage sections of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Fingal County Council, the Green City work package aims to raise public awareness of conflicts arising where biodiversity comes under a range of development pressures.

Working on the Biodiversity theme the Green City work package will compare the implications for biodiversity from different settlement and residential development patterns by focussing specifically on the implications of high density development for urban biodiversity.

Objectives of this sub project include:

  • Provide an assessment of biodiversity in high density developments and the potential for conservation and development of existing biodiversity in high density developments.
  • Provide guidance for local authorities as to how negative impacts on biodiversity in high density developments could be reduced.
  • Work with Dublin Zoo and learn from their effective outreach programme working with schools and the wider public showing the merits of habitat conservation for wildlife.
  • Developing the capabilities of local authorities to benefit from the Assessment Tools derived from the other workpackages.

Leader: Tim Carey

Who’s involved

Tim Carey
Gerry Clabby


Click here to download the Green City Guidelines