Hardcover160 PagesSize: 200 × 130 mm
57 B&W illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222755Publication: May 01, 2019
Series: Concise Guides to Planning

'If you want to understand different iterations of green infrastructure in action, read this book! Calling on interpretations of green infrastructure from around the world, this book breaks down this complex concept clearly and concisely.' - Dr Nicola Dempsey, University of Sheffield 


Green Infrastructure Planning

Reintegrating Landscape in Urban Planning

Ian Mell



  • Sets out the range of benefits gained by greening the built environment and highlights the most innovative and effective green-infrastructure practice 
  • Illustrated with 25 case studies from the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark, the USA, Canada, India and China

What is green infrastructure? Why should we develop it? Who uses it? And what socio-economic and ecological value does it provide? This useful guide provides an essential introduction to green infrastructure for planners, landscape architects, engineers and environmentalists keen to understand how we can use landscape principles to deliver more sustainable urban planning.

Using multiple examples from practice in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, the book illustrates how good policy ideas and innovative planning practice can help create more sustainable and ecologically focused urban landscapes.

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