Multi-functional urban green infrastructure

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Multi-Functional Urban Green Infrastructure

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.

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