University of Dundee Botanic Garden and Grounds Strategy

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    This strategy in a nutshell seeks to share the vision and work streams that are being actively explored by the University of Dundee (UoD) Botanic Garden and Grounds under the Curator Kevin Frediani.
    The combined challenges of climate change, population growth and the unsustainable use of natural resources locally and globally is resulting in the unprecedented loss of biodiversity and essential ecosystem services that support life on earth.
    The focus of the botanic garden in seeking to achieve the UoD mission is one informed by the spirit of Patrick Geddes, the first professor of Botany at the forerunner to the UoD “Think Globally, Act locally”.
    Vision as shared and informed by the UoD:
    “to transform lives, locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge”
    Nested approach to direct and inform effort
    The strategy is based upon five interconnected work streams, each framed within the four nested levels of organisation. This organisational framework provides focus while ensuring resource use efficiency through prototyping projects and gaining evidence through the experience of sharing with the visitors. Evidence and experience gained at the Botanic Garden level then is fed into realising the potential of the University Grounds. The outer layers are partnership and coproduced projects with communities of shared interest at the City and national (international) level as time and resource allows.
    Period21 Jan 2021
    Degree of RecognitionLocal