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Greening the City: A Guide to Good Practice


110 pages, Col photos, figs, tabs

The Stationery Office (TSO)

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #65538 | ISBN: 0117533351
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About this book

In 1995 the Government launched the "Greening the City" initiative to: promote discussion and ideas about the creation, protection, management and maintenance of green areas in towns and cities; draw together examples of good practice; and encourage new ideas about, and approaches to, landscape design. GFA Consulting, together with Tibbalds Monro, was commissioned to undertake a programme of research to identify the lessons arising from current practice. The work included a series of consultation seminars to draw on the views and experience of experts and practitioners in the field, interviews with representatives of key agencies with an interest in urban greening; reviewing the substantial literature of relevance to urban greening; a series of case studies, chosen to illuminate a variety of types of environmental initiative. This publication is a guide to good practice.


Why urban greening? objectives and benefits; developing a strategy; initiating, planning, financing and implementing projects; managing, maintenance and monitoring; building support for greening - involving local communities and developing partnerships. Appendices: the case studies; the advisory group; the seminar programme.

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