Urban Greening – The process of increasing and preserving open space, such as public parks and gardens, in urban areas
Urban = city living.
So urban greening is city greening. How do we make cities greener?
Green spaces are considered to be essential to people's quality of life and, in developed countries at least, there is a move towards increasing the amount and quality of green spaces within cities.
This is being achieved by various means including:
- Creating rooftop green spaces
- Using canals and rivers as breeding sites for birds
- Ensuring that new building projects include green spaces
- Planting many more trees
Urban greening has been shown to help combat air and noise pollution; soak up rainwater that may otherwise create flooding; create a habitat for local wildlife; and lift morale in the people who see it.