7 January 2018

Connecting Nature

Urban parks and green roofs tend to be associated with trendy European cities such as Stockholm, Barcelona and Paris.  But the good news is that a recently launched multi-million euro, pan-European project, co-ordinated by a research team in Trinity College Dublin, hopes to expand the idea elsewhere - by exploring  how 21st century cities can benefit and support nature-based solutions.

The project, which is funded by the European Union and the cities involved, is headed by Dr. Marcus Collier, Assistant Professor of Botany at the School of Natural Sciences in Trinity College.  Whilst nature-based solutions are pretty thin on the ground here in Dublin, there is one in Pelletstown, next to the Phoenix Park, which is where Eanna ni Lamhna met up with Dr. Collier...