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Why green infrastructure is important to Portugal

Written by Dusty Gedge

Paulo Palha of the ANCV – the Portuguese Association Member of the European Federation of Green Roofs and Walls Associations talks about why green infrastructure is important for Portugal. Paulo Palha da ANCV – o Português Associação Membro da Federação Europeia de Telhados Verdes e paredes Associação fala sobre por que a infra-estructura verde é importante para…

Italy and Green Infrastructure

Written by Dusty Gedge

AIVEP the Italian Green Roof Association, as a member of the European Federation of green Roofs and Wall Associations, present the case for green infrastructure in Italy. The Association’s Maurizzio Crasso notes that green infrastructure can not only improve cities for climate change adaptation and resilience, but it can also improve the economy of Italy.…

Resilient Cities – no better solution than green

Written by Dusty Gedge

There is no better solution for cities to adapt to climate change than green infrastructure. This is especially true for cities like Budapest.   Why green infrastructure is important to Hungary Peter Deszényi, the current President of ZEOSZ, notes that green space has been lost in Budapest over the last 25 years.  Returning the balance…

Green Infrastructure in France

Written by Dusty Gedge

EFB – European Federation of Green Roofs and Walls – French member ADIVET talks about the importance of urban Green Infrastructure in France. EFB MEMBER ADIVET – Why urban Green Infrastructure is important Adivet brings together the key players in the French market involved in the supply and installation of green roofs and walls. This…

Small is beautiful and every little helps

Written by Dusty Gedge

Small is beautiful and every little bit helps. All too often the green infrastructure conversation is dominated by large scale projects. However small scale local interventions can make a big difference – both for citizens and for the sustainability and resiliency of urban neighbourhoods. Our conference has ensured that these types of projects are also part…

IFLA Europe at Urban Green Infrastructure Conference

Written by Dusty Gedge

IFLA Europe supports the 1st European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference 2015 in Vienna. IFLA Europe and its members realise fully the importance of green infrastructure. As Landscape architects we support and include ecological principles in the design and development of sites in urban and rural environment. We have seen how engaged Green4Cities and Livingroofs Enterprises are in promoting…

Green tram and railways – transport

Written by Dusty Gedge

Urban green infrastructure is more than just the conventional use of landscape at ground level. Transport links, whether railways, tramways or pedestrian routes can also be part of the urban green infrastructure conversation. There are many examples of green transport corridors that have been specifically  designed to integrate landscape. There are green tram and railways in…

What kind of Urban Green Infrastructure do cities need?

Written by Dusty Gedge

Urban green infrastructure comes in many forms. Our conference will consider the full range of possibilities – from roofs to pocket parks, vertical greening to rain gardens. There can often be an over focus on landscape at ground level or on buildings. All forms of GI are important for delivering the European Green Infrastructure and…

Urban Food and Social Cohesion as Part of the GI Agenda

Written by Dusty Gedge

Urban food growing in cities is part of the green infrastructure revolution. Our host city Vienna has a great history of urban food projects.  A recent addition is the pop-up field that acts as an informal supermarket Urban Food – Vienna The landscape architect team behind the Pop-Up Field project have been given the area for…

Flooding in Urban Areas – The Green Infrastructure Solution

Written by Dusty Gedge

Increased flooding is likely to be one of the most serious effects of climate change in Europe. Cities will be particularly vulnerable to increased surface flooding – already over the last ten years, flash storms have affected many cities. (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright) Rising temperatures in Europe will also intensify the hydrological cycle, leading to more frequent and intense rain events.…