Green streetscapes aren’t determined by what’s above the ground, but what’s beneath it. A lack utility policy is often the unseen cause of unhealthy trees in our cities with meagre tree pits and no room to grow. We wanted to address this issue up front in our public realm design for a new housing project of 250 units in Galway, IRL. In collaboration with OBB architects we delivered a 30-50 year growth profile for all streetscapes. Out of sight, but not out of mind.