Greening Strategies

Dublin within the canals, like many European capital cities, is made up of a dense network of streets and spaces which derive from a layered history going back to medieval times.

Apart from the Georgian garden squares of Mountjoy Square, Merrion Square (which originally were for residents of those squares only) and St Stephens Green and St Patricks Park (provided by the Guinness family), there has not been a tradition of planning for greenspace and tree-planting, which we now appreciate benefit human health and well-being as well as providing environmental services—all of which are an essential element of a sustainable urban community.

To address this, Greening Strategies have been planned and are being implemented for The Liberties (2015), the North East Inner City (2019) and Stoneybatter (2020) to improve the access for these communities to quality greenspace and nature by developing new parks, improving greenspaces, tree-planting and other greening interventions where opportunities arise.