Did you know that Liverpool has nature? Nearly two thirds of the city is trees, grass and meadows, but there is very little in the city centre. There are some great green spaces, including St James Gardens around the cathedral and St. Johns Gardens, but we want people to have more chances to experience nature in the city. We think a pop up forest in Williamson Square is part of the answer!
This is just the start – we will be gathering your thoughts how we make Liverpool a more resilient and livable city. With funding from the European Union as part of Horizon 2020 Urban GreenUP over the next two years the city will be installing a number of nature-based solutions that help us better manage a changing climate, help to alleviate air and water pollution and reduce floods.
Work will include planting trees, introducing green walls and establishing rain gardens and sustainable urban drainage systems – and improving and creating pedestrian and cyclist routes in and out of the city. We'll be working the City Council and the University of Liverpool to monitor the difference this makes to our lives.
The event is part of the #EUGreenWeek programme of activities: www.eugreenweek.eu
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730426