Green infrastructure can provide sustainable regenerative solutions for the urban
challenges we face now and into the future. A variety of green and open space
standards have been put in place over the years relating to access and provision, and
there are many places in the UK that boast significant amounts of green space; but a lack
of attention has been paid to its function. In urban areas where land is valuable and the
challenges are greatest, the quality of greenspace is important and the aim should be to
achieve areas of multi-functionality.
A shift that is beginning to take place, but still needs further action, is to embed green infrastructure into spatial planning and view it as part of the wider infrastructure of urban areas.Download full report: Multi-functional Urban Green Infrastructure