The GCV Green Network Partnership has worked with Scottish Government, SEPA, Scottish Water, SNH, Architecture and Design Scotland, the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership and several local authorities to complete Design Studies based on the "IGI Approach" for 6 urban areas across the city region.
The Studies have been very well received and have been cited in Scottish Government guidance and used to support a successful bid by Renfrewshire Council for a SSCI Design Charrette for South West Johnstone.
Our Design Studies show that the "IGI Approach" can be successfully applied across a range of urban contexts, including residential, retail, commercial and industrial developments.
The benefits from the approach include:
- cost effective surface water management
- flood management and routing
- pollution control
- resilience to the impacts of climate change
- better placemaking - improving quality of urban living
- integrated access and habitat networks
Meanwhile, learn more about the Maidenhill project here: http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/SPG-Maidenhill