Greener Places: an urban green infrastructure design framework
Greener Places is a design framework for urban green infrastructure. It seeks to capture our collective aspiration and expectations in planning, designing and delivering green infrastructure in urban areas across NSW.
It will help to create a healthier, more liveable, and sustainable urban environment by improving community access to recreation and exercise, supporting walking and cycling connections, and improving the resilience of our urban areas.
Green infrastructure is the network of green spaces, natural systems and semi-natural systems that supports sustainable communities and includes waterways; bushland; tree canopy and green ground cover; parks, and open spaces that includes parks; and open spaces that are strategically planned, designed and managed to support a good quality of life in the urban environment.
Well-designed green infrastructure responds to four key principles: