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Urban Green Spaces in NI, Launch and Invitation to Collaborate

Organisation Northern Ireland Environment Link
Date 19th June 2023 09:30 AM (GMT)

The event is in QUB’s Peter Froggatt centre room 02/018

(2nd floor of the building – when you exit the stairwell or lift turn left)

On Monday June 19th NI Environment Link, National Trust and National Lottery Heritage Fund will hold an launch event for the co-designed Urban Green Space NI vision and routemap. The event will be hosted in Queen’s University Peter Froggatt Centre and will be followed by a Walkshop in Botanic Gardens where vision themes and case studies will be presented by urban practitioners.

This will be a moment to:

1. Mark the end of this phase of collaboration, reflect on the themes that have emerged and share the common understanding of where we are now and

2. Invite collaboration to begin to move on the routemap, looking at how collectively we increase the public benefit of urban green spaces whilst addressing the climate, health and nature crises.


9.30am – 10.00am Registration and coffee

10.00am – 10.05am Housekeeping and QUB link to urban green spaces : Ruth Hunter (QUB)

10.05am – 10.15am National Lottery support for this work : Paul Mullan (NLHF)

10.15am – 10.20am Project Background : Heather McLachlan (NT)

10.20am – 10.25am Project key processes : Victoria Magreehan (NT)

10.25am – 11.00am Rundown of project findings : Jo Dobson (UP) and Kirsty Badenoch (P)

11.00am – 12.00pm Break out groups : Discussion of action points and way forwards (Facilitated by Useful Projects, Periscope and Community Places)

12.20pm – 12.25pm Q&A

12.25pm – 12.30pm Next steps : Lizzy Pinkerton (NIEL)

12.30 – 1.15pm LUNCH

1.15pm – 2.30pm Optional ‘walk-shop’ in Botanic Gardens

This ‘walk-shop’ will involve a number of urban green space practitioners talking around the topics of community & wellbeing, access & inclusivity, climate & biodiversity as we walk around Botanic Gardens together.

Admission is free.

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