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The Derry and Strabane area is ranked as the best place to work from home in Northern Ireland and has come second overall for green spaces and low crime rates, and third for low air pollution. 

That is according to the Remote Working Index put together by uSwitch.com after research carried out ranking 106 of the UK's biggest towns and cities on metrics including broadband speed, green spaces, air quality, crime rates, quality of schools, and GPs per 100,000 people. (October 2020)

Green Infrastructure

Derry & Strabane’s Green Infrastructure Plan 2019-2032

Derry City & Strabane District Council and its Green Infrastructure (GI) partners have developed a GI Plan for the district that aims to improve its green and blue spaces. It outlines a new approach that requires a change to the way we think about and value these spaces. It highlights that these areas provide a range of benefits including helping mitigate the impact of climate change, improving public parks, play areas, food growing opportunities and the development of greenways as well as protecting biodiversity and providing a range of ecosystem services. 


The true value of parks in our District


Check out our GI Lead Dr Christine Doherty's Blog 'More than just a walk in the park' on the true value of these green spaces to all of us.

You can also read our full Natural Capital Account Report