`GreenKeys – Urban Green as a Key for Sustainable Cities` was a project part-financed by the European Union Commission Initia-tive INTEREG II B CADSES and the German Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs realized from 2005 to 2008. The project `GreenKeys` aimed at improving urban envi-ronment with green spaces, which are an important key factor for sustainable urban development. It is dedicated to addressing the growing demands of providing healthy living condi-tions in urban areas by promoting the development of urban green spaces as a key for making cities more liveable places. The GreenKeys-Team, commend the Manual GreenKeys @ Your City - A Guide for Urban Green Quality and the developed Tools. The Manual has been created firstly to function as a `planning assistant` for green issues. It has also been created to act as a `Tool for Talking.
We trust that the use of our manual will prove to be of support to you in implementing an urban green space strategy and in improving the green spaces system as a step towards greater sustainability in your city.