With almost 80 per cent of Europeans expected to be living in urban areas within the next 30 years, the importance of city green space must not be underestimated, Dr Collier said.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Poor quality green spaces and parklands should be improved rather than built on, Dr Marcus Collier from the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity Coll(...)

The Usher’s Island-Bridgefoot Street area was deemed the least attractive area in Dublin city in an analysis that forms part of the Mapping Beauty project. Image: Google Streetview

Usher’s Island is the ugliest place in Dublin city according to research that will be presented at a Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIA(...)

Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge: In the area there are eight to 10 residents for every tree. In Dublin 8 there are 30 per street tree and in Dublin 1 there are 130 per tree, rising to almost 200 in Ballybough. Photograph: Fran Veale

Residents of Ballsbridge are up to 20 times more likely to have a tree on their street than those living in the north inner city, a study on the quali(...)