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Urbanisation and climate change call for new solutions to maintain and improve the quality of life in our cities. Public green space has a positive effect on biodiversity, climate, wellness and air quality. This impact ensures that cities are becoming better places to live and work. ‘Green Cities for a Sustainable Europe´ is a platform that encourages the greening of public spaces by providing innovative ideas, information based on scientific research, and technical expertise. Its activities address certain themes: health, climate, the economy, biodiversity and social cohesion.


Green Cities for a Sustainable Europe was launched by the ENA (European Nurserystock Association) and nursery organisations in Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.

In Ireland, Green Cities for a Sustainable Europe is run by DHR Communications.


Urban greening in action – MDO Architects

McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects was awarded the Irish Green Cities Award 2021 for its ambition and innovation in the area of green landscaping and urban greening brought to its design of the Opus Building at Hanover Quay in Dublin 2. Here…

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Chairman of the Irish Hardy Nursery Stock Association, Val Farrell, discusses the importance of the More Green Cities campaign from a grower’s perspective. What is the importance of the More Green Cities Campaign from a grower’s perspective? From an Irish…

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Combating climate change in Ireland: Interview with Sabrina Dekker

Sabrina Dekker, climate action coordinator for Dublin City Council, speaks to the importance of green cities as a means of combating climate change in Ireland. Why is urban greening important? It can have immense benefits. It is not just a…

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Interview with award-winning, Belfast-based JP Architects & Landscape Design, James Purdy

James Purdy of the award-winning, Belfast-based JP Architects & Landscape Design reflects on his design for the Green Cities Garden at Bloom, which received popular and media interest at this year’s event.  What was the idea behind the Green Cities…

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The positive effect of green living.

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