Green infrastructure advice
Browse our advice about green infrastructure planning and management.
In built-up urban areas it is often difficult to create significant new green spaces. This makes thinking creatively and making the best of use of existing green areas especially important.
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Trees are an indispensable component of green infrastructure, providing key environmental services such as improving air quality and reducing the urban heat island effect. Yet many are uprooted each year.
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Green infrastructure networks can be used to reduce surface water run-off and store flood water.
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Designers, planners and managers should make public spaces more comfortable in a changing climate, for example by increasing shade and shelter.
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Food production, processing and transportation is responsible for 8% of the average person's carbon (and 23% of their ecological) footprint. We can reduce this by using green space in towns and cities to grow our own fruit and veg.
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Green roofs and building facades can be built on new buildings and retrofitted on existing ones, especially in urban areas where there are few other opportunities for adding green infrastructure.
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Green infrastructure – plants, green spaces and water – can help to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and help places adapt to the effects of climate change.
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If managed properly, English forestry could provide the heat requirements for approximately 500,000 homes and electricity for 1,000,000 homes.
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