The Jezyce District pocket park is an example of a co-developed urban greening project. The cocreation aspect of the project resulted in a greater nature-based solution outcome than would have been achieved had it not been co-created.
The pocket part was created in the Jezyce district of the city as part of a residential development project. As a condition of the planning consent, the developer was required to enhance a greenspace in close proximity to the development. Design consultation with the local community, prior to the improvements being carried out, identified that residents wanted more than was being proposed. Working collaboratively between the local authority, developer and the community, an agreement was reached whereby the developer would transfer the original costs of the redesign to the local authority and this would be combined with city funds to create an improved scheme.