WP6. Innovative governance of green spaces and biocultural diversity
WP6 focuses on governance that integrates participatory approaches (bottom-up) with planning approaches (top-down). It will provide the evidence base for the facilitation of multi-stakeholder (including local communities and small medium enterprises) participation in urban green infrastructure planning and delivery, by identifying good practices and testing innovative governance approaches in the urban learning labs.
WP6 has the following objectives:
1) To identify and conceptualise innovative governance arrangements in which a variety of stakeholders engage in the governance of urban green infrastructure and biocultural diversity decision-making
2) To investigate which governance arrangements are most successful in terms of delivering: Biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, community empowerment, connecting people to urban green spaces as well as contributing to the green economy and promoting climate change adaptation
3) To develop guidelines on effective participatory governance arrangements for urban green infrastructure planning and management in different contexts and for different purposes.
Tasks under WP6 are:
6.1) Identification of governance arrangements in urban green infrastructure
6.2) Assessment of success and failure of governance arrangements
6.3) Development of guidelines on appropriate and effective governance arrangements for urban green infrastructure and urban green space