ABOUT

It's an ambitious project,
because it has to be

Wild Streets aims to become an revolutionary tool for citizens everywhere to participate in the co-creation of inspiringly green towns and cities. It is an engaging way to raise awareness of the value of green cities globally, and to empower people to get involved locally. By asking people what they really want, Wild Streets provides a tool for developers, planners, and decision-makers for the realisation of truly inclusive and sustainable green urban spaces. By collecting aggregated data and citizen’s actual ideas, it can inform the planning of better urban green infrastructure on a world-wide scale. These are mighty ambitious endeavours, we agree, but as the pressure on our cities continues to increase (and our efforts to adapt to and mitigate climate change do not happen fast enough), ambition is a prerequisite if we are to create liveable, low-carbon cities successfully.

By transforming citizens imagination into shareable visions of the future, Wild Streets sets to build a momentum encompassing all age and income groups across countries and cultures. To ensure these visions are grounded in reality and increase the chance they might be implemented, there is input from a growing network of professionals, companies, organisations, local governments, and others. To facilitate these green visions being created, we will collaborate with public and private sectors entities and extend the app with an intuitive, interactive toolbox for communities to help convert ideas to reality.

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What we work for

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Participatory Planning

To engage citizens and enable them to have a louder voice in planning and an increased sense of ownership in the development of their cities. To create an approachable platform that promotes the inclusion of minorities and vulnerable groups in local planning processes, facilitating the creation of culturally-representative public green spaces.

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Good Health and Wellbeing

To increase the understanding of the positive link between greenery and the mental and physical health for people of all ages. To improve the overall quality of life in cities and reduce the number of deaths and illnesses through the planting of location-optimised trees to lower stress and urban air pollution levels.

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A Universal Tool for Urban Greening

To engage citizens and enable them to have a louder voice in planning and an increased sense of ownership in the development of their cities. To create an approachable platform that promotes the inclusion of minorities and vulnerable groups in local planning processes, facilitating the creation of culturally-representative public green spaces.

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Green Cities

To increase the understanding of the positive link between greenery and the mental and physical health for people of all ages. To improve the overall quality of life in cities and reduce the number of deaths and illnesses through the planting of location-optimised trees to lower stress and urban air pollution levels.

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Education

To provide a fun, meaningful tool for education and awareness raising across gender, ages and income levels on the importance and utility of trees and plants in our cities and their role in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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Equal Opportunities for Participation

To offer women and girls everywhere the equal opportunity to express their opinions on the development of the urban landscape, and to offer them a safe and fun means to participate in urban planning on equal footing.

Who we are

Wild Streets was founded in 2017 by Ascha Lychett Pedersen, a macroeconomist and UN sustainability specialist, when still living in London. Jai Sandhu comes with a design background, and a particular interest in applying creative process to issues which matter, particularly ideas for sustainability which improve humankind’s relationship with the natural world.

Wild Streets is a not-for-profit association registered in Denmark with CVR no. 39872595. To achieve its mission, Wild Streets will benefit from a number of carefully assembled advisory boards with the experience and knowledge needed within the different subject addressed in this project.

Please get in touch if you are interested in contributing to any of the currently open advisory boards as listed below. The final list of members will be announced soon.

Supervisory Board

We are assembling an experienced board from diverse backgrounds that will supervise the strategy and organisation what we do.

Scientific Advisers

We’re creating a network of experts who have extensive data and knowledge within the fields of urban forestry, ecosystem services and the impact of flora on human health.

Engagement Board

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Who's on Board?