Pathways to action

All of the recommendations developed by the community and policymakers have informed a specific set of actions required at the national, regional, city and neighbourhood scale to develop pathways to implementation. Thirteen key actions have been identified, detailed more fully in the community strategy (pp 68-69), that would support implementation:

  • Recognise and enhance, the role of private gardens as urban green infrastructure and the home of many of our trees;
  • Consider tree planting alongside traffic reduction measures to create a healthier environment;
  • Green roadways in inner city neighbourhoods, particularly where space is limited and development is intense;
  • Coordinate greening plans and strategies at the neighbourhood, local, city and regional scale through landscape-led planning at the metropolitan scale;
  • Assess the impact across all urban development plans and policies on green infrastructure and recognise its critical role to social, economic and environmental sustainability;
  • Further develop greening indicators at different spatial scales to monitor progress and threats;
  • Develop a shared natural infrastructure vision and narrative between communities and the range of other stakeholders;
  • Develop a cross-sector community safety and wellbeing plan that recognises the importance of accessing and being ‘in nature’
  • Integrate greening quality and provision in large housing complexes, particularly those undergoing development;
  • Further support community development projects related to greening and urban acupuncture particularly in key development hotspots;
  • Create community projects along the canal, in particular, to nurture a sense of community and youth ownership;
  • Build a culture of inclusive collaboration between all stakeholders that could draw on Mapping Green Dublin models, methodologies and toolkits;
  • Sustain the Dublin 8 neighbourhood greening forum as a key enabler of community led greening.