Integrating Green Infrastructure


Design Studies

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.

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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

Maidenhill Masterplan, East Renfrewshire – an exemplar Integrated Green Infrastructure project.  Case study coming soon . . sign up to our newsletter and don’t miss out on our forthcoming video promotions . . .

Meanwhile, learn more about the Maidenhill project here: http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/SPG-Maidenhill


Learn more about the 5 crucial Design Elements of IGI >>

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

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    Scottish Environment Protection Agency

  • Clydeplan