Manchester to lead EC-funded urban greening project

Manchester is set to lead a new European Commission-funded project to help cities create high-quality urban green spaces.

Manchester skyline - image: Biffa
Manchester skyline - image: Biffa

Grow Green is a five-year project showing how 'greening' can help cities to manage the risks of climate change, improve health outcomes and ensure protection and improvement for the natural environment, while they continue to develop and grow.

The project, which starts this summer and involves partner cities from across Europe, plus Manchester's Chinese sister city Wuhan, will provide resources to help build on greening projects already underway across Manchester.

They will include tree-planting and a green roof project in Manchester city centre's Stevenson Square and wild-flower planting in Hulme.

Residents in West Gorton meanwhile will be supported to plan an exemplar green neighbourhood, with community planting and other environmental initiatives to support local wildlife, reduce flood risk and achieve health benefits.

Manchester City Council, the University of Manchester, Manchester Climate Change Agency, the Guinness Partnership and international experts will help residents design the healthy, green neighbourhood that they want for to see for the future.


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