A GROWER’S PERSPECTIVE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MORE GREEN CITIES CAMPAIGN: INTERVIEW WITH VAL FARRELL
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 grower's perspective, we need to promote Irish plants grown in our local climate that are planted around our cities for the future of our children and grandchildren.
Is there an economic impe...
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 patch of grass or some pretty flowers or some nice trees, there is all the [environmental] regulation and ecosystem services that nature provides for us that are essential to cities, such as cleaning the a...
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 Garden?
The idea behind the garden was to [reflect] the Green Cities for Europe initiative taking place across the EU and in Ireland, which promotes physical, mental and [environmental] wellbeing t...
A green city is a healthy city
Head of Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD, Dr Karen Foley reflects on the importance of greening in an urban context.
A green city is a healthy city, and the green space in our urban areas has never been more important. As our towns and villages grow in size, open space and recreational areas will come under increasing pressure. Throughout history, the value of vegetation in the bui...
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 we catch up with David O’Brien, Senior Associate from the firm to explore their thoughts on urban greening and the More Green Cities For Europe campaign in Ireland.
Issues like climate change and the COVI...
Dublin building project receives Irish Green Cities Award 2021 for ambitious and innovative approach to green infrastructure
An Irish maritime-inspired building project has been recognised for its ambition and innovation in the area of green landscaping and urban greening, and is the winner of the Irish Green Cities Award 2021. The Opus Building at Hanover Quay in Dublin 2 was submitted by McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects, who worked with Cairn Homes and AIT Urbanism + Landscape on delivering the project. The Irish Green Cities Award highlights domestic green infr...