Greening the city of Amsterdam

The Science Shop of Wageningen UR is developing a digital map which identifies opportunities for greening the city of Amsterdam by realizing new green spaces. This research is conducted in cooperation with many local NGOs and the municipality of Amsterdam.

A map for inspiration

Currently, a clear insight into high-potential locations for greening neighbourhoods of Amsterdam is lacking. This project looks at:

  1. Criteria and conditions that are of importance for greening measures and help to identify impactful locations for greening interventions.
  2. Specific locations that fit these criteria and conditions and the perspective for greening these locations.
  3. Recommendations to policy makers and local organizations who aim to promote urban greening in Amsterdam.


There are multiple opportunities to contribute to the (ongoing) research in this project. Students who are interested in spatial data-analysis; participatory GIS-processes; the ecological, environmental and social meaning(s) of green spaces in Amsterdam; or the realization and management of local green space are invited to discuss the opportunity for conducting a thesis or internship.