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Integrating Green Infrastructure

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Design Elements

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The GCV Green Network Partnership has developed an approach called Integrating Green Infrastructure (IGI) which seeks to add value to and contribute towards the success of new development and areas undergoing regeneration.

Application of the IGI approach will contribute significantly towards the design and delivery of better places and the placemaking agenda with benefits including more liveable places which engender healthier lifestyles and improved quality of life.

The IGI approach is based on the premise that Green Infrastructure is one of five fundamental infrastructures, along with transport, energy, water and waste, which combine to deliver a successful place and as such it should be considered in the design process from the outset.

The key components which contribute to the successful delivery of IGI are: surface water management, access networks, habitat networks and multi-functional open space. An important fifth element is the early consideration of how these GI components will be managed and maintained sustainably over the long-term.

The IGI approach has been established and demonstrated through the development of 6 Design Studies which applied a holistic approach to Masterplanning based on hydrological and spatial analysis of the sites in a wider geographical context.

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Learn more about:

Water Management >>

Habitat Networks >>

Access Networks >>

Green & Open Space >>

Stewardship Over Time >>

About our Partners

The GCV Green Network Partnership was formed in June 2007, and brings together the region’s eight local authorities as well as Forestry Commission Scotland, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health. Each partner is represented at senior level on the Partnership Board.

Need to know more?

t: 0141 229 7746e: enquiries@gcvgreennetwork.gov.ukGCV Green Network Partnership, 125 Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2SA

  • North Lanarkshire Council

  • wdc

    West Dunbartonshire Council

  • Glasgow City Council

  • South Lanarkshire Council

  • Scottish Natural Heritage

  • Glasgow Centre of Population Health

  • Renfrewshire Council

  • East Renfrewshire Council

  • Inverclyde Council

  • Forestry Commision

  • Scottish Enterprise

  • East Dunbartonshire Council

  • sepalogo1

    Scottish Environment Protection Agency

  • Clydeplan