The Institute’s new local Green Infrastructure publication will be launched on Tuesday 11 October 2011 in Westminster

An illustration and accompanying diagrams featured in the publication showing examples of how local green infrastructure initiatives can create a network of essential and desirable services
An illustration and accompanying diagrams featured in the publication showing examples of how local green infrastructure initiatives can create a network of essential and desirable services

Landscape Institute President Jo Watkins will be launching the LI’s new publication Local green infrastructure: helping communities make the most of their landscape at an event in Westminster in just over a week’s time.

The publication, produced by the Policy Committee, aims to inspire people to make positive changes in their neighbourhoods by thinking about the potential offered by the natural environment and integrating this into the way places are planned, designed and managed.

The current interest in local empowerment and decision-making offers good opportunities for action and the publication presents eight cases studies where GI has been woven into the fabric of local communities. They reveal the potential of GI to bring a wide range of benefits, including: enabling wildlife to flourish, reducing our contribution to climate change, reducing the risk of flooding, providing space to grow food and learn, weaving together local communities, and delivering multiple economic benefits.

The eight case studies featured are:

  • Eastern Curve, Dalston, London
  • Leeds City Region Green Infrastructure Strategy
  • Manor Fields Park, Sheffield
  • Dalzell Estate and Baron’s Haugh, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
  • Betjeman Millennium Park, Wantage, Oxfordshire
  • Phoenix Park Gateway Gallery, Castlefields, Runcorn
  • Greening for Growth in Victoria, London
  • Bury Mount and Watermeadows, Towcester

Local green infrastructure: helping communities make the most of their landscape will be available to download from 11 October at www.landscapeinstitute.org/gi

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