Good Practices for Urban Greening

May 1997
This report seeks to provide the reader with a strong background on the benefits, challenges, and approaches to the development of a sustainable urban greening program. The examples and ideas in the report draw on the expertise and acumen of more than 300 professionals from 23 countries; people who work in all reaches of the private and public sector, with insights on the political, administrative, technical, financial and social aspects of urban greening. Many of these people came together to share their experience and knowledge at the 1996 Mexico City Seminar on Urban Greening sponsored by the Bank, where they also participated in workshops specifically designed to review an earlier draft of this publication. This final report represents the culmination of the efforts of these professionals and the staff of the IDB.