Green Infrastructure

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Green Infrastructure
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-06-29

Green Infrastructure means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Where as Infrastructures are defined as basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies that a country or organisation uses in order to work effectively (1);

, green infrastructure brings nature into the city, which can improve both mental and physical health, increase property value, conserve energy, enhance wildlife habitat and save money on more costly pipe infrastructure. (2)

(1) Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary; (2) Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning (STEP UP) Gothenburg/Anna Svensson, 2015, http://www.stepupsmartcities.eu