Mapping Green Dublin is an action research project led by UCD’s School of Geography in collaboration with partners Common Ground, artist Seoidín O’Sullivan and Connect the Dots and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. Running across Dublin 8 from 2019 – 2020 Mapping Green Dublin’s overall goal is to co-create a green plan for the area, in line with local need and policy parameters.
Our first task is to map the span and territories of trees and green space across Dublin 8, identifying their location and quality, identifying green space deficits and future needs.
Our second task is to map out a process for co-creating urban greening solutions focussing more on local identity and the possibilities for future creation. A co-created greening plan from the bottom-up ensures that greening interventions respond to neighbourhood needs, have high social and cultural value within the community and maximise opportunities for urban wellbeing.
Specific areas for focused greening interventions will be identified, which are most effective when they are embedded within the existing community and respond to both policy and neighbourhood requirements and needs. An anticipated deliverable from this project is a process map to enable local authorities and other policymakers to engage with local communities and develop bottom-up approaches to appropriate urban greening.