Visualising Gauteng’s green infrastructure network
Gauteng’s green infrastructure network is a living network of green spaces that contributes to the long-term sustainability and resilience of the Gauteng City-Region. The network provides various services, buffers the effects of climate change and improves the quality of life of the places in which we live. This map shows the hydrological, natural, agricultural and inter-connecting green networks that constitute the broader green infrastructure network in Gauteng. There is a great need to begin to understand and unravel the services that these green networks provide and identify what is required to manage and develop this living network in the future. This map was created by merging green layers from various sources collated by the GCRO as part of the Green assets and infrastructure project. An overview of the layers used in each of these categories is presented in the map legend.