The green information gap
Mapping the nation's green spaces
There is a major gap in the national information about England’s urban green spaces: nobody knows how many there are, where they are, who owns them or what they are like.
This makes it difficult to co-ordinate provision, respond to changing social needs or plan for a changing climate.
A single, shared, information resource – a kind of atlas – would help piece together the different elements of the nation’s green infrastructure – parks, gardens, allotments, trees, green roofs, cemeteries, woodlands, commons, grasslands, moors and wetlands.
The green information gap: mapping the nation's green spaces is a position paper written for policymakers. It says the new resource could be part of a wider information revolution that makes the most of our nation’s green assets.
Published on 10 November 2009
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