Grasping green infrastructure

An introduction to the theory and practice of a diverse environmental planning approach

Authored by: Mick Lennon

The Routledge Companion to Environmental Planning

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138894808
eBook ISBN: 9781315179780
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Green Infrastructure (GI) is a sometimes difficult to fathom concept consequent on how it is applied in different ways in different contexts. This chapter provides clarity to potential confusion as to what the GI concept means by furnishing the reader with an illustrated introduction to the topic. The chapter first traces the emergence of the GI concept and details how its roots inform current GI thinking in different contexts. Contemporary examples of the GI concept are subsequently discussed at the scales of the site, neighbourhood and city region. The chapter closes with a discussion of how these different examples exhibit the key principles of GI that enable advocates of the concept to communicate across contexts, boundaries and scales with a common language for environmental planning.

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