Greening Up

From fights to rights: making it the default to re-green our streets and squares

A report on how to make it the default to re-green our streets and squares

The Greening Up report, was published on the 26th September 2023 and is authored by the Create Streets team with insight from greening and development experts. It has been described as 'inspiring' and 'essential reading'. You can read it in its entirety here.

Download the 'Greening Up' report

The report highlights the importance of 'Greening Up' our urban areas and provides practical and policy recommendations for making it easier to do so.

This project would not have been possible without the generous support of the Berkeley Group.

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The launch event summarised the evidence on why it’s the right thing to do, highlighted brilliant community work being done to re-green our streets and suggested local and national policy changes that would make it much easier to ‘green up’ our streets and squares.

You can watch a recording of the event below.


  • Rob Perrins, Chief Executive Officer, Berkeley Group
  • Claire Holland, Leader Lambeth Council
  • Jon Burke, Decarbonisation Lead, Gloucester City Council, former Cabinet Member, Hackney
  • Carolyn Doyley, East Marsh United, Grimsby
  • Russell Horsey, Chartered Urban Forester, former tree officer (Bristol, Kensington & Chelsea)
  • Karen Liebreich, Chair, Abundance London
  • Nicholas Boys Smith, Founding Director, Create Streets
  • Eleanor Broad, Associate Director, Create Streets
  • Tom Noble, Senior Urban Designer, Create Streets