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Investigating the economic value of green infrastructure in urban development and planning

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posted on 28.03.2022, 19:28 authored by Dominic Rolfe
The term Green Infrastructure (GI) is being increasingly used in both policy and urban development settings. Covering everything from green roofs, permeable pavements and living nature strips to smart parks, increased tree coverage and water harvesting and recycling, it has been touted as a solution to making increasingly dense urban environments more liveable. But many development projects in Australia show varying levels of success in truly bringing the concepts of GI into planning policy and construction. While there is a growing body of literature showing the benefits of implementing GI, there is a dearth of research focused on the economic case of GI and its role in the decision-making process. This research aims to partially address that lack of knowledge around how and why GI is, or is not, incorporated into the decisions of the planning and development community. Through a mixed-methods approach of literature review and qualitative and quantitative research techniques including semi-structured interviews of key participants, who have an impact on the planning, approval and construction of large-scale urban developments, this paper examines where and how GI is incorporated into those decision-making processes.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Methodology -- 3. Literature review -- 4. Results and discussion -- 5. Conclusion -- Appendix.

Notes

Bibliography: pages 52-57 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes

Degree

MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Environmental Sciences

Department, Centre or School

Department of Environmental Sciences

Year of Award

2017

Principal Supervisor

Peter Davies

Rights

Copyright Dominic Rolfe 2017. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Australia

Extent

1 online resource (iii, 59 pages) graphs, tables

Former Identifiers

mq:70612 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1265984