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Green infrastructure

The references below are arranged alphabetically by publisher.  Links to relevant websites can be found towards the bottom of the page.

The references below are arranged alphabetically by publisher.

This page was updated on 15 July 2014.

 

Baltimore City, Department of Planning

Downtown Open Space Plan: Baltimore, Maryland

December 2010

 

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Green infrastructure strategy for Basingstoke and Deane 

July 2013

 

Center for Clean Air Policy

The value of green infrastructure for urban climate adaptation

February 2011

 

Centre for Local Economic Strategies

From community garden to Westminster: Active citizenship and the role of public space

June 2005

 

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Multi-functional urban green infrastructure

May 2010

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Community green: Using local spaces to tackle inequality and improve health

July 2010

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Decent homes need decent spaces

July 2010

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Does money grow on trees?

2005

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Green space strategies: a good practice guide

2004

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Grey to green: How we shift funding and skills to green our cities

2009

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

A guide to producing park and green space management plans

2004

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

It’s our space: A guide for community groups working to improve public space

2007

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Making contracts work for wildlife: How to encourage biodiversity in urban parks

2006

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Open space strategies: Best practice guidance

2009

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Paying for parks: Eight models for funding urban green spaces

2006

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Public space lessons: Adapting public space to climate change

July 2008

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Skills to grow: Seven priorities to improve green space skills

March 2009

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Start with the park: Creating sustainable urban green spaces in areas of housing growth and renewal

2005

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Urban green nation: Building the evidence base

March 2010

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Urban parks: Do you know what you’re getting for your money?

2006

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

The value of public space: How high quality parks and public spaces create economic, social and environmental value

2004

 

Department for Communities and Local Government

How to create quality parks and open spaces

June 2007

 

Department for Communities and Local Government

Trees in towns II: A new survey of urban trees in England and their condition and management

February 2008

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Benefits of green infrastructure

October 2010

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Benefits of Sites of Special Scientific Interest

June 2011

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Working with the grain of nature: A biodiversity strategy for England

2002

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

A strategy for England’s trees, woods and forests

2007

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Conserving biodiversity: The UK approach

October 2007

 

Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Improving urban parks, play areas and open spaces

May 2002

 

Dorset County Council et al

Investing in green places: South East Dorset Green Infrastructure (Consultation draft)

February 2011

 

European Commission

LIFE in the city: Innovative solutions for Europe’s urban environment

2006

 

European Commission

LIFE building up Europe’s green infrastructure: Addressing connectivity and enhancing ecosystem functions

2010

 

European Commission

Towards a green infrastructure for Europe: Developing new concepts for integration of Natura 2000 network into a broader countryside

2007

 

European Environment Agency

Green infrastructure and territorial cohesion: The concept of green infrastructure and its integrationinto policies using monitoring systems

2011

 

Forestry Commission

Greenspace establishment on brownfield land: the site selection and investigation process

December 2007

 

Government Office for the South East

South East Green Infrastructure Framework: From policy into practice

June 2009

 

Greater London Authority

All London Green Grid: Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance

November 2011

 

GreenSpace

Understanding the contribution parks and green spaces can make to improving people’s lives

October 2010

 

Greenspace Scotland

Health Impact Assessment of greenspace: A guide

June 2008

 

Horticultural Trades Association

Greener planning greener UK

2009

 

House of Commons, Committee of Public Accounts

Enhancing urban green space. HC 1073

October 2006

 

Landscape Institute

Green infrastructure: connected and multifunctional landscapes

April 2009

 

Landscape Institute

Local green infrastructure: helping communities make the most of their landscape

September 2011

 

Mayor of London

Better green and water spaces

November 2009

 

Mayor of London

Improving Londoners’ access to nature

February 2008

 

Mayor of London

London Strategic Parks Project Report

May 2006

 

National Audit Office

Enhancing urban greenspace

March 2006

 

National Trust

Green spaces – Measuring the benefits: Drawing on case studies from the East of England

2008

 

Natural England

The economic value of green infrastructure

January 2009

 

Natural England

Green infrastructure and the urban fringe: Learning lessons from the Countryside In and Around Towns programme

2007

 

Natural England

Green infrastructure guidance

2009

 

Natural England

Green infrastructure: Signposting to best practice and further resources

October 2009

 

Natural England

Green infrastructure strategies: An introduction for local authorities and their partners

2008

 

Natural England

Green infrastructure by design: adding value to development

March 2010

 

Natural England

Nature nearby: Accessible natural greenspace guidance

2010

 

Natural England

Planning for biodiversity as climate changes

September 2007

 

Natural England

Towards a green infrastructure framework for Greater Manchester: Full report

September 2008

 

North West Green Infrastructure Think Tank

North West Green Infrastructure Guide

2007

 

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

How to create quality parks and open spaces

July 2005

 

Open Spaces Society

Finding common ground

March 2010

 

Policy Exchange

Better homes, greener cities

February 2006

 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Public spaces, social relations and well-being in East London

September 2006

 

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The value of mapping green infrastructure

June 2011

 

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Strategic Environmental Assessment: Learning from practice

2007

 

Saul Partnership

Vital urban landscapes: The vital role of sustainable and accessible urban landscapes in European city regions

2006

 

Sport England

Planning for open space

September 2002

 

Sustainable Development Commission

Health, place and nature: How outdoor environments influence health and well-being. A knowledge base

2008

 

TEP

Green infrastructure: A prospectus for the West Midlands region

2007

 

TEP

Green infrastructure for the Liverpool and Manchester city-regions

2007

 

Town & Country Planning Association

Assessing vulnerability to climate change and adapting through green infrastructure

May 2011

 

Town & Country Planning Association

Delivering green infrastructure benefits to communities and places through planning

June 2010

 

Treeconomics

Torbay’s urban forest: Assessing urban forest effects and values

2011

 

Wildlife Trusts

A living landscape for the South East

2006

 

Wildlife Trusts

Value of green infrastructure in Birmingham and the Black Country

August 2011

 

Women’s Environmental Network

Growing round the houses: Food production on housing estates

June 2008

 

Websites

 

ALTERNet: A Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network

ALTER-Net brings together 26 leading institutes from 18 European countries. They share the goal of integrating their research capability to: assess changes in biodiversity, analyse the effect of those changes on ecosystem services and inform the public and policy makers about this at a European scale. Originally funded by the European Union’s Framework VI program to stimulate a collaborative approach, ALTER-Net is now operating independently.

 

CABE Grey to Green campaign

Green infrastructure does not receive anything like the investment or management that goes into grey infrastructure. CABE’s Grey to Green campaign fuels a debate about whether this is smart, given the dangers of climate change and the opportunities to improve public health.

 

Cities and Biodiversity Outlook

The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook project (CBO) is the world’s first global analysis of how projected patterns of urban land expansion will impact biodiversity and crucial ecosystems. The CBO stems from Decision X/22 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP10 in Nagoya, Japan, 2010, requesting the Executive Secretary of the Convention to prepare an assessment of the links and opportunities between urbanization and biodiversity. The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook highlights a wide range of successful initiatives by cities, local authorities and sub-national governments in both developed and developing countries. It demonstrates that there are strong incentives for cities, local governments, the business sector and other interested parties, to invest in natural solutions and to maintain vital ecosystem services. The scientific work is a partnership between the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI).

 

Clean Thames Now and Always

Clean Thames Now and Always is a group of environmentally conscious Londoners from all around the city, who are passionate about the possibilities of implementing state of the art blue-green infrastructure to improve and protect the Thames eco-system and improve our environment for all Londoners, in the short and long term.

 

Countryside Recreation Network

The Countryside Recreation Network (CRN) is committed to exchanging and sharing information to develop best policy and practice in countryside recreation across the UK and Ireland. This is achieved through networking between our member organisations, organising research meetings, holding seminars and distributing the information to the wider audience through e-zines, a published journal and publications freely available on this website.

 

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

is a major international initiative to draw attention to the global economic benefits of biodiversity, to highlight the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and to draw together expertise from the fields of science, economics and policy to enable practical actions moving forward.

 

EU Nature and Biodiversiity

Nature and biodiversity issues covered by the European Commission.

 

European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Its task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment.

 

Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco Towns (GRaBS)

The GRaBS project is a network of leading pan-European organisations involved in integrating climate change adaptation into regional planning and development.

 

Green infrastructure

To facilitate knowledge and experience exchange on green infrastructure (GI) across Europe, CEEweb for Biodiversity and the European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC)  have launched a LinkedIn Group for European GI practitioners. CEEweb in cooperation with ECNC has also created a ‘Green Infrastructure Knowledge Hub’, with amongst others GI cases and best practice examples targeted at specific stakeholders.

 

Green Infrastructure North West

Concerned with green infrastructure in the North West of England.

 

Green Infrastructure to Combat Climate Change

This website holds information, documents, and links to help make the most of the climate change services provided by green infrastructure. It was developed under the auspices of the North West Climate Change Action Plan, with Community Forests North West commissioned by the Northwest Regional Development Agency on behalf of the Northwest Climate Change Partnership. The work was supported through the Interreg IVC GRaBS (Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco-Towns) project.

 

Greenleaf Urban Tree and Landscape Products

Greenleaf was set up to research and provide solutions for assisting trees in their battle to establish in urban spaces. With the goal of drastically improving urban planting success and increasing leaf canopy in urban areas, Greenleaf analyses the challenges, the causes of failure, and the reasons for premature mortality in urban trees. It also examines the negative impact poor planting can have on urban infrastructures and presents solutions and designs practical products and systems to address them.

 

GREENNET Project

The main and overarching objective of the GREENNET project is to support and strengthen policies, strategies and approaches to safeguard an interlinked ecological network with a special focus on non-legally or low protected ecologically valuable areas in the Central European Green Belt.

 

GreenSpace

Aregistered charity which works to improve parks and green spaces by raising awareness, involving communities and creating skilled professionals.

 

ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Centre

ICLEI’s Cities Biodiversity Centre is coordinated by the ICLEI Africa Secretariat and is located in Cape Town, the Republic of South Africa. The Cities Biodiversity Center has a global mandate to work on biodiversity-related matters.

 

Integrated habitats design competition

A good source of inspiration on the use of green space in an urban environment is the designs submitted to the first ever Integrated Habitats Design Competition (IHDC), run by the charity RESET in association with CIRIA and livingroofs.org. The focus of this competition is to ensure that working with nature, adapting to climate change and enhancing biodiversity is integral to the design of new urban, suburban and rural built developments. It is hoped that the IHDC will provide a forum for visionaries and innovators to design better, more sustainable habitats for all. Details of the winning entries are available.

 

Landscape Institute

The Institute champions landscape, and the landscape profession, through advocacy and support to our members, in order to inspire great places where people want to live, work and visit.

 

Liverpool City Green Infrastructure Strategy

Material relating to the Liverpool City Green Infrastructure Strategy.

 

Living Architecture Monitor

This is North America’s green roof and living wall magazine. Not only is this the place to read the latest issue of the LAM every quarter, but where you can find past issues, view exclusive content not available in the magazine, and see the latest news in the world of living architecture.

 

Natura 2000

This website is dedicated to raising awareness of Natura 2000, the Europe-wide network of sites tasked with the preservation  of our natural heritage.

 

Natural England

Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment.

 

New London Landscape

New London Landscape is a showcase of green infrastructure ideas for the capital. It brings together the winning and shortlisted design ideas from the 2012 ‘A High Line for London’ competition, plus 80 previously unseen projects. Taken together, this showcase offers a timely critique of the capital’s existing green infrastructure and suggests a 100 possible futures.

 

Sustainable Places: Green infrastructure

Section of the CABE website dealing with green infrastructure.

 

Treework Environmental Practice

Treework Environmental Practice provides quality arboricultural consultancy services throughout the UK and Ireland.

 

The Urban Biosphere Initiative (URBIS)

The Urban Biosphere (URBIS) Initiative has launched a new website, with an interactive map, providing an online resource platform on sustainable urban development and effective biodiversity management. Users can obtain efficient access to publications, guidelines as well as case studies from around the world (which can be conveniently searched for by location, Aichi Target and/or by ecosystem service addressed.

 

VALUE

VALUE stands for ‘Valuing Attractive Landscapes in the Urban Economy’ and is a project funded through the European Union Interreg IVB programme for North West Europe. The project brings together 9 project partner organisations in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. The challenge is to establish where to target green infrastructure investments in cities and regions to deliver the greatest economic benefits while ensuring that high quality green infrastructure is protected and integral to the urban fabric.