Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Edinburgh's Thriving Greenspaces

Edinburgh is one of eight urban areas to share in £11 million worth of funding to secure the future of the UK’s parks and greenspaces.

Local wildlife

Funding and partnership

Funding is from the Heritage Fund and the National Trust.

The University of Edinburgh is working in partnership with others on this project to carry out research, start pilots and gather robust baseline information.

Read our news article

Read the announcement article from Greenspace Scotland

Read the Edinburgh Council summary of the project

Green Infrastructure Mapping Pilot Project

The Green Infrastructure Mapping Pilot Project forms part of Edinburgh University's contribution.

A mobile app, the Parks Green Infrastructure Mapping app, allows the Council to measure the quality of parks and improve upon them, accounting for biodiversity and natural services that contribute to health and wellbeing, with ongoing community engagement.

The pilot's Phase 2 is running from February to the end of June 2022.