What is Green Infrastructure?
Green infrastructure (GI) is the network of green and blue spaces that provides a range of services that make both a substantial contribution towards climate change adaptation and a limited yet important contribution toward climate change mitigation.
Green Infrastructure provision in Wilmslow and Handforth
Making the Transition: A Green infrastructure Plan for Wilmslow and Handforth, a project for Transition Town Wilmslow through the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester identified four key objectives for a Green Infrastructure Plan:
– Audit of existing green space and make proposals in areas of deficiency
– To facilitate urban greening within the town centre
– To implement greater connectivity through green corridors
– To make GI recommendations in light of future developments in Wilmslow
Read the full summary Making the Transition_A Green Infrastructure Plan for Wilmslow_Leaflet
The Full Report
This plan is the initial step towards helping expand the network of Green Infrastucture (GI) in Wilmslow and Handforth.
Moving forward, the plan should be looked upon as an informative tool in helping the move towards a greener and more sustainable Wilmslow and Handforth. To achieve the goal of expanding the GI network the recommendations need to be actively promoted and implemented at every opportunity.
Although this plan has been created in conjunction with Transition Town Wilmslow, the community group alone cannot fully maintain, encourage and deliver GI provision across Wilmslow and Handforth. It is therefore essential that wider efforts are sought to assist with the maintenance of existing GI and implementation of future GI.
Wilmslow has a real opportunity to become a great town through increased provision of GI, one that is great for living, working and shopping – an opportunity that should not be missed.
Read the report here Making the Transition_A Green Infrastructure Plan for Wilmslow
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