A synthesis of the evidence on the positive benefits which green infrastructure brings to society
News from Forest Research: October 2010
Forest Research scientists have recently completed a critical review of the evidence on the ‘Benefits of green infrastructure’ funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Communities and Local Government.
A summary report has been produced providing a synthesis of the evidence on the positive benefits which green infrastructure brings to society, based on sound research and evidence. It supports decision-making on green infrastructure and highlights cost effective opportunities to achieve the delivery of local and national policy objectives. The report shows how well-planned and managed green infrastructure can deliver multiple benefits to local authorities, communities and businesses.
An in-depth technical report supports the summary report by providing a full critique of the current evidence; alongside a series of supporting evidence notes; and case studies, that detail examples of where green infrastructure has been successfully used to provide economic, social and environmental benefits.
Benefits of green infrastructure - main report (PDF-1211K)
The reports, evidence notes and case studies can be accessed via our benefits of green infrastructure knowledge portal.
For further information see also:
Urban Regeneration and Greenspace Partnership
Providing information on maximising the benefits of green infrastructure (GI) to community groups, local authorities, planners, developers, researchers and government departments.