State of Green Infrastructure in the GCR

This State of Green Infrastructure report is both an assessment of the set of natural and manmade landscape features in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) and an interrogation into how the services provided by these assets are perceived, understood and valued.

Inspiration is drawn from the conceptual and planning framework of ‘green infrastructure’, through which ecological systems, green spaces and other landscape features are regarded as providing services to society in the same way as those offered by traditional ‘hard’ infrastructure.

The analysis of how green infrastructure serves our society, contained in this report, focuses on both naturally occurring and deliberately planted vegetation within the Gauteng provincial boundary and its surrounding urban nodes, which together constitute the GCR.


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