A House of Commons Research Paper was published in November about Urban Green Infrastructure. Urban green infrastructure is a network of green spaces, water and other natural features within urban areas. A green infrastructure approach uses natural processes to deliver multiple functions, such as reducing the risk of flooding and cooling high urban temperatures. This POSTnote summarises research evidence of the effectiveness of green infrastructure, and challenges to its implementation.
The Urban Green Infrastructure POSTnote is available to download online. It covers a range of research including health and wellbeing benefits, environmental benefits and challenges to delivery.