Urban vegetation is important for climate resilience and biodiversity. Recent examples show that health benefits and social cohesion are an additional reason for greening cities. But which types of vegetation work best and who benefits most? And how inclusive can we make the design process of greening our cities?
Not all types of vegetation may be equally health promoting. Furthermore, natural areas and green elements are often unequally distributed across a city, with better access in some parts than in others. And not all citizens may have the same needs and preferences.
In this lunch meeting we explore the issue of how to green a city making it healthier and more inclusive. We will address the following sub-topics:
- Urban vegetation and the health and well-being
- Design principles for inclusive green cities
- Governance approaches for environmental justice
Sjerp de Vries, Marian Stuiver and Arjen Buijs will share their thoughts.
Come along and join the discussion!
Marian Stuiver, programme leader Green Cities WUR, email@example.com