Green Infrastructure Audit
A comprehensive Green Infastructure Audit of the Bankside Urban Forest area has been undertaken. The audit, which was funded by the Greater London Authority through Cross River Partnership, has enabled Bankside Urban Forest to assess the quantity and quality of vegetated cover in the area, including open spaces, green walls, green roofs and trees. The audit has also highlighted opportunities that exist to incorporate more planting and green space across the neighbourhood.
Green infrastructure is a planned network of green spaces and other environmental features including street trees, gardens, green roofs, community forests, parks, rivers, canals and wetlands. Greening is good for business. Increasing green infrastructure such as trees, parks, gardens and living roofs not only makes areas more attractive to visit and work in, but also helps urban areas to be more resilient to extreme weather events - thus helping to preserve economic sustainability.
We're currently working with partners to deliver a number of projects in the neighbourhood which demonstrate different ways that green cover can be increased in the neighbourhood - including green walls, green roofs and the implementation of rain gardens.