Green infrastructure

Manley, Will and Price, S (2017) Green infrastructure. In: Smart Urban Regeneration. Routledge, London and New York, pp. 40-53. ISBN 9781138935280

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Future smart cities require ‘green infrastructure’ (GI). Features of GI are long established including urban parks and landscaping. More recently, GI terminology has become normalised and internationalised. Hence, a significant task for the second chapter is to clarify GI definitions, functions, benefits and emphases. This chapter also provides the necessary background to GI and gives a particular focus to the linkages and connectivity within the GI systems. These connective linkages are attributed a primary function within the context of place and their social, environmental and economic impacts. The ability and requirements to maximise other benefits are then explored, ultimately aiming for connective GI that optimises multi-functional benefits within the parameters of its primary function, be that for example a cycleway or flood management drainage system. GI has a recognised role to play in promoting sustainable approaches to urban development, and in tandem with provision of ecosystem services. We consider the role of GI at different scales, and different opportunities of retrofitting for existing developments or new developments. Rather than providing a best practice guideline, we illuminate key GI issues in relation to on-going management and future proofing via a case study.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Green infrastructure, retrofitting, future-proofing social, environmental and economic impacts
Divisions: Real Estate and Land Management
Depositing User: Marieke Guy
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 10:11
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 14:42

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