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Green City Guidelines


The 'Green City Guidelines' provide easy-access and practical ways that local authorities, planners and property developers, can protect and enhance biodiversity while developing medium to high-density urban schemes. The Green City Guidelines are available free of charge in hard copy and electronic formats.


Hard copies

A charge is being levied to offset the cost of postage and packaging. We strongly recommend obtaining hard copy versions as the publication is produced in full colour with a strong cover and printed on FSC paper and contains many illustrations and photographs. (99p. : ill., maps 30cm)

To order copies, please send an email to uii.admin@ucd.ie with the following information: Name, Organisation, Postal Address and contact telephone number and indicate the number of copies required and include advice on the payment method. Please post cheques to Administrator, Green City Guidelines, UCD Urban Institute Ireland, Richview, Clonskeagh Drive, Dublin 14, Ireland

Payment methods:

By sterling cheque, euro cheque or electronic transfer.

Please make cheques payable to University College Dublin and ensure that the following reference is written on the back of the cheque: Green City 4150

Electronic transfer:

IBAN: IE23 BOFI 900017 10016196
Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
SORT CODE: 90-00-17 ACCOUNT NO.: 10016196
REFERENCE: Green City 4150

Charges will be applied as follows:

For deliveries in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

No. of copies EURO ST£
1 5 5
2-6 10 9
7-10 15 14
>10 On request On request


For deliveries in the UK:

No. of copies EURO ST£
1 10 9
2-4 13 12
5-6 32 30
>6 On request On request


For deliveries in th Rest of World please request details by email to uii.admin@ucd.ie

Electronic versions for download

Green City Guidelines COMPLETE (5.5MB)

Green City Guidelines Chapter 1 - 3 PART I (1.5MB)

Green City Guidelines Chapter 4 - 7 PART II (4MB)

Green City Guideliness - individual chapters

Overview, Table of Contents, Acknowledgements etc. (300KB)

Chapter I Introduction to Green City Guidelines (354KB)

Chapter 2 Making space for biodiversity in urban areas (500KB)

Chapter 3 Overview of planning and development process (500KB)

Chapter 4 Case studies (3MB)

Chapter 5 Practical measures for incorporating biodiversity (300KB)

Chapter 6/7 References and Appendices (700KB)

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