The TCPA supports the planning, design and maintenance of high-quality green infrastructure through all of its work. Green infrastructure describes the networks of parks, green spaces, green roofs, green walls, verges, street trees, rivers and waterways that are vital to our cities, towns and villages.
High quality green infrastructure provides a wide range of valuable benefits, including: improvements to people’s physical and mental health; opportunities for people to meet friends and neighbours; opportunities for children to learn through play; mitigation of the effects of climate change; reduction in flooding; reduction in air pollution; increased biodiversity; increased economic activity; places for active transport e.g. walking and cycling.
How can a range of green infrastructure interventions be specified in new developments? This influential paper explains a practical methodology originally used in Malmo and now being adapted for use in the draft London Environment Strategy.Read more
PERFECT is a five-year project funded by INTERREG Europe looking at the multiple benefits of green infrastructure for climate change adaptation, health and energy.Read more
The TCPA runs the national Green Infrastructure Partnership, a rapidly growing network of more than 1,000 people and organisations that work to achieve better green infrastructure in the UK.Read more
How can the planning system be used to protect, create and enhance green infrastructure and biodiversity? Two TCPA good practice guides are available to download.Read more
Climate change will result in extreme weather in our towns and cities, which could result in distress, damage and economic problems. Urban areas can be adapted to become more resilient, by enhancing their green infrastructure. This section provides policy and practical guidance.Read more