Making the Case for Green Infrastructure: Lessons from Best Practice

This report provides case study insights into green infrastructure decision making from the project teams and stakeholders involved.
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February 25, 2020

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Integrating Green Infrastructure (GI) within the development process is a challenging prospect. As well as the need to integrate GI within other development needs, it requires, amongst other things, working with a wide array of stakeholder interests, complex regulatory procedures and the ability to work within the constraints presented by location. 

This report provides case study insights into the nature of GI decision making as shared from the project teams and stakeholders involved. These cover the GI benefits attained, the decision-making process, and the barriers, solutions and lessons learned.  

This report explores five Green Infrastructure case studies: 

  • City of Trees 
  • Wild West End 
  • Victory Oak 
  • Kingsbrook 
  • Marks & Spencer Newcastle  

The report was funded as part the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) ‘Green Growth Project’ (NE/N01748/1). It was prepared by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) along with the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield. The report compliments other outputs produced as part of the project include:  

We hope this report acts as a resource which informs how projects are approached and a enables the creation of more and better-quality green and blue space for wildlife, people and business 

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