Green Infrastructure describes the network of green spaces and water systems that deliver multiple environmental, economic and social values and benefits to urban settlements.
Green Infrastructure includes parks and reserves, backyards and gardens, waterways and wetlands, streets and transport corridors, pathways and greenways, squares and plazas, roof gardens and living walls, sports fields and cemeteries.
In 2012 Dr. Martin Ely was commissioned to work with the Green Infrastructure Project to help develop an Evidence Base for Green Infrastructure in South Australia. This study includes a wide ranging literature review with emphasis on the most recent peer reviewed research from around the world. A compelling body of evidence suggests that Green Infrastructure is not only beneficial but essential in the design and development of healthy urban environments.
We are very lucky to have access to this comprehensive compilation of the literature.