Green infrastructure in urban areas (ARCHIVED)

The purpose of this information paper is to provide RICS members with background information on the issues surrounding the delivery and promotion of green infrastructure.

The paper provides an overview of what green infrastructure is, the functions it can support, and refers to the various scales across which it can be provided.

The paper also provides general information on the impacts associated with green infrastructure.

Particular reference is made to the growing body of evidence that details some of the wide-ranging benefits that green infrastructure can generate.

The paper also reflects on aspects of green infrastructure that have attracted concern and debate, such as the planting of urban trees in and around built development.

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