The umbrella website of the Green City campaign is www.thegreencity.com. This website is part of a network of national sites that are supported in each of the countries where the Green City is active. >> read more
Can Green Infrastructure save the day in China?
On a recent visit to China, Mark Long (Director of the UK Green Forum) took in the 63rd Association of International Horticultural Producers’ (AIPH) Annual Congress, launched a new book of ‘Green City Guidelines’ at the Global Green City Summit Forum and met senior figures in the academic and professional Green Infrastructure community from around the world. This feature is based on his experiences.Introduction to the international Green City website >> read more
Scientific research into the positive benefits of green space on human health has been carried in the Netherlands. Some startling outcomes include the fact that per 1000 patients, the incidence of depression and COPD (emphysema) among those living in areas with high green space factors was significantly lower (24 and 20/1000 as opposed to 32 and 26/1000) than those living in areas of green deficit. Download Vitamin G: Green environments - Healthy environments »
An ambitious project to put hard financial values on the ‘ecosystem services’ and other benefits that green infrastructure delivers. An ambitious project to put hard financial values on the ‘ecosystem services’ and other benefits that green infrastructure delivers, Green Pays is already getting noticed. Focusing on examples from The Netherlands, the project works through all aspects of our living environment and shows how green space pays for itself in terms of health, investment, social cohesion etc.