The latest Policy & Practice Note from Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) focuses on “Improving urban grassland for people and wildlife”.
"Access to nature is beneficial to human health. How can designed urban meadows help to enhance public well-being and urban biodiversity?"
The lead author is Dr Helen Hoyle from the University of Sheffield and the Note draws on research from the NERC BESS project Fragments, Functions, Flows and Urban Ecosystem Services.
- What is an “urban meadow”?
- What are the human and biodiversity benefits of urban meadows?
- How should a suitable site for meadow establishment be selected?
- Who needs to be involved in planning and establishing the meadow area?
- What preparation and management does an urban meadow require?
- How can the benefits of meadows be brought into urban areas?
Download the Note here.