Understanding Green Infrastructure: A Signposting Guide

Adam Barker, Gareth Clay, Rachel Morrison, Sarah Payne, Anna Gilchrist, James J Rothwell, Ioanna Tantanasi

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Green Infrastructure (GI) has emerged as a dominant part of the built environment agenda. It can make a valuable contribution to addressing a wide range of urban environmental challenges ranging from climate change adaptation and resilience to improved societal health and well-being. Yet, despite the benefits associated with GI, implementation is far from straightforward. One of the core challenges associated with GI delivery is understanding not only how GI provisions link to benefits but also attempting to understand how such benefits vary at different scales. This is particularly important for built environment professionals who need to know the gains that can be obtained from activities undertaken within their specific areas of spatial responsibility. The aim of this leaflet therefore, is to offer practitioners a simple signposting guide of the various environmental, social and economic benefits that can be accrued from GI provisions at micro, meso and macro scales.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherUniversity of Manchester
Commissioning bodyNatural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameNERC Project NE/N017498/1.


  • Green Infrastructure
  • Urban Sustainability
  • Spatial Scale
  • Built Environment
  • Benefits

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Urban Institute


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