Green assets and infrastructures
This project examines: the current state of green infrastructure in the GCR; whether processes are in place to facilitate the use of green infrastructure in urban design and management; and the potential ways of valuing such infrastructure. The project involves spatial studies of open spaces, green assets and ecosystem services in the GCR, how they are/should be valued, and analysis of public and private decisions shaping green space. Wherever possible the current state of green infrastructure and planning will be benchmarked against green infrastructure conditions, policy and practice in other city-regions.
Outputs in 2012/13
- The core policy output for 2012/13 will be a comprehensive State of Green Infrastructure Report
- The academic output in 2012/13 will be a journal article on valuing green infrastructure in Johannesburg, published in Ecological Economics.