Green Infrastructure

The Landscape Institute has an informative page and information on Green Infrastructure and its value in urban design, which not only informs related design professions, potential developers and the public at large but includes a useful suite of visual documentation for download.

Green Infrastructure (GI) is an approach to land use that emphasises multifunctional and connected green spaces and ecosystem services.
This two-minute video introduces GI and the local benefits it can bring.


 

local green infrastructureLocal Green Infrastructure:
helping communities make the most of their landscape (2011)

Building on our 2009 statement on Green infrastructure, this guidance is aimed at inspiring local decision-makers and communities to make the most of their land, while helping wildlife to flourish, reducing flood risk, providing green open space for all, and delivering a wide range of economic, health and community benefits.

Download booklet (pdf)
Request print copies

Case studies

The booklet features eight case studies from across the UK where GI has been woven into the fabric of local communities, bringing a wide range of benefits:Eastern Curve, Dalston, London | Leeds City Region GI Strategy
Manor Fields Park, Sheffield| | Phoenix Park Gateway Gallery, Cheshire
Dalzell Estate, North Lanarkshire | Betjeman Millenium Park, OxfordshireGreening for Growth in Victoria, London | Bury Mount, Northamptonshire

To see more GI projects, go to the full list of all GI schemes in the case studies library

Animation

Click on the illustration for an animated example showing key GI elements 

GI illustration


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Landscape Architect specializing in the design and project management of Commercial, Leisure & Urban Landscape Environments Currently researching for a PhD on the value and contribution of urban public space to the environmental resilience and liveability of cities.
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