Greening Our City: Bankside Urban Forest - A Partnership Approach to Transformation in London
Cork Chamber has teamed up with SHEP Earth Aware, Green Spaces for Health, Cork Healthy Cities and the Environmental Research Institute, UCC for this informative webinar series to showcase examples from other countries and discuss the many ways we can make Cork a greener city!
Join Valerie Beirne, Bankside Urban Forest Manager at Better Bankside, Valerie is responsible for coordination and day to day management of the Bankside Urban Forest partnership and programme. Launched in 2007, Bankside Urban Forest is a long-term partnership and strategy to transform the network of streets and spaces across Bankside to deliver more and better public space for people and wildlife.
Bankside Urban Forest encourages investment in streets and other public spaces by working in partnership with public and private sector partners and delivers imaginative and high-quality improvements through engaging with local residents, businesses, developers and landowners.
Since its launch, Bankside Urban Forest has delivered over 25 projects, planted over 250 trees, increased green cover in the neighbourhood by more than 1000m2 and improved over 10,000m2 public space across the area.