There is now abundant evidence linking biodiversity to the liveability of cities and the health and well-being of urban residents. Yet the best ways to encourage biodiversity using urban design are poorly understood and almost nothing is known about the characteristics of green space that deliver health and well-being outcomes.

This project aims to determine the mechanisms linking urban design to the socio-ecological benefits derived from green spaces. Our multidisciplinary and cross industry partnership will allow us to seek a better understanding of how to improve the design of green space in cities around the world