Green infrastructure in the urban environment

Project details

Full project title: Green Infrastructure in the urban environment

Duration: June 2010 - December 2010

Sponsor: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Project leader for SPE: Dr Danielle Sinnett

Other UWE researchers: Janet Askew, Nick Smith, Louise King, Dr Katie McClymont (Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, UWE)

Project summary

The project produced a RICS Information Note on Green Infrastructure in the Urban Environment. This consisted of a review of the academic and grey literature surrounding green infrastructure in terms of the:

  • Society: health and well-being, education, quality of life 
  • Environment: air quality, climate change, sustainable urban drainage, biodiversity, imported trees and plants 
  • Economy: maintenance and ongoing management, valuation of green infrastructure, damage to property and buildings, economic performance

The Information Note also provides guidance on planning policy for green infrastructure at the national and local level, and through sub-regional co-ordination as well as the delivery and funding of green infrastructure.

Key outputs

  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. 2011. Information Note: Green Infrastructure in Urban Areas. RICS, London. (ID 15503)

For more information about the project, please e-mail Dr Danni Sinnett.

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