Could Urban Greenspaces Be Even More Green, Economical, and Inclusive?

Between upfront costs, regulatory hurdles, overlooked synergies, and social inequalities, greenspaces have yet to reach their full potential.

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From trees to green roofs to rain gardens, urban greenspace provides a laundry list of environmental, economic, health, and social benefits to their communities. But between upfront costs and regulatory hurdles, missed opportunities for synergies, and a track record of being unequally distributed, urban greenspace has yet to reach its full potential. Today, we’ll discuss why urban greenspace can be so beneficial, where it might be falling a little short, and how we could improve our greenspaces in the future. With special guest Dr. Harriet Bulkeley: Professor of Geography at Durham University.

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