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Setting the standard for green infrastructure: The need for, and features of, a benchmark in England

Calvert, Tom; Sinnett, Danielle; Smith, Nick; Jerome, Gemma; Burgess, Sarah; King, Louise

Authors

Thomas Calvert Thomas2.Calvert@uwe.ac.uk
Researcher in Transport & Urban Planning

Danielle Sinnett Danielle.Sinnett@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Healthy Green Infrastructure

Nicholas Smith Nicholas12.Smith@uwe.ac.uk
AHOD in Geography & Planning Cluster Leader

Gemma Jerome Gemma.Jerome@uwe.ac.uk

Sarah Burgess

Louise King Louise5.King@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Real Estate and Property Management

Abstract

Green infrastructure is an essential component of health and sustainable places. The quality of green infrastructure often represents a missed opportunity to achieve this. This paper presents a review examining how built environment assessment systems evaluate the quality of green infrastructure. This was used to develop proposals for a new benchmark, which were examined by experts in terms of the demand, scope and operation. The findings suggest that current systems are not providing a robust assessment of green infrastructure and that a benchmark for green infrastructure would overcome some of the challenges associated with its planning, design and delivery.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2018
Journal Planning Practice & Research
Print ISSN 0269-7459
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Issue 5
Pages 558-573
Institution Citation Calvert, T., Sinnett, D., Smith, N., Jerome, G., Burgess, S., & King, L. (2018). Setting the standard for green infrastructure: The need for, and features of, a benchmark in England. Planning Practice and Research, 33(5), 558-573. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2018.1531580
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2018.1531580
Keywords green infrastructure, planning, sustainable development
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2018.1531580

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