This site provides an overview of the Green Metropolises research programme, carried out by Alterra, commissioned by the Dutch ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Foodquality (LNV),

Green space in and around the city (GIOS) is a central theme in the programme. The Nether- lands is facing not only large construction-projects, also restructuring of the existing urban area is at state.

Which role does green space play in this process? Is the city taking good care of its green space and does the green space contribute to the quality of the city? How important is green space for people? How can agriculture contribute to the quality of the city? What does wildlife in the city look like? These are some of the questions you can ask, when you want to know how important green space in and around the city is and what the threads and opportunaties are.