Edinburgh’s Thriving Green Spaces

The City of Edinburgh Council’s Parks, Greenspace and Cemeteries service is leading on a project, in association with the University of Edinburgh, to develop a new vision for the Capital’s green spaces which will ensure their ongoing enhancement, protection and care.

The Thriving Green Spaces Project will shape an ambitious new vision for Edinburgh’s natural environment and produce a 30-year strategy and action plan to deliver that vision. 

Work on the project has been developed with the help of OPENspace research centre as well as a number of Masters and PhD students from Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh.

The project is made possible by a £1,223,723 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and the Natural Trust (NT), who have joined together to provide funding to local authorities to enable them to develop bold and innovative financial and management solutions for their green spaces against a backdrop of financial uncertainty. 

Alongside the Council, bid partners were: greenspace scotland, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust, University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Green Spaces Forum (the umbrella group for Edinburgh’s friends of parks groups).