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The new EU green growth opportunity (Natural Economy Northwest Investment Forum, August 2013)
Green infrastructure and the European Structural and Investment Funds:
Greater Manchester Green Infrastructure Framework (AGMA, November 2011)
The Green Infrastructure Framework draws on earlier research by TEP to summarise green infrastructure priorities (assets, needs and opportunities) at a strategic level with a focus on spatial and investment priorities.
Green Infrastructure Framework for North East Wales, Cheshire and Wirral (Mersey Dee Alliance, March 2011)
The Green Infrastructure Framework for North East Wales, Cheshire and Wirral provides a guide for GI planning, investment and delivery. It highlights where the existing GI assets are, locates the weaker areas and guides priorities for future investment. It has been produced to assist with, and guide actions for, the delivery of GI across North East Wales, Cheshire and Wirral as part of its long term sustainable development.
Green Infrastructure vs Climate Change: Resources & Information (2011)
This flyer summarises the resources and information now available (from www.ginw.co.uk/climatechange) to help organisations, professionals and communities across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside plan, design and manage their green infrastructure in order to combat climate change.
Green Infrastructure to Combat Climate Change: A Framework for Action in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside (CFNW, 2011)
This is a guidance document to be used by stakeholders to influence and provide evidence for policy and delivery on this crucial and long term agenda. It success depends on all stakeholders taking ownership of and working in partnership to champion, tailor for their needs, embed into policy, and deliver the actions that are relevant to them.
Presentations from Liverpool City Region Green Infrastructure Framework stakeholder event (November 2010)
Update (Paul Nolan, The Mersey Forest), Climate Change and GI (Susannah Gill, The Mersey Forest), Merseyside Rural Economy Action Plan (Gemma Melia, St Helens Council), Atlantic Gateway (Iain Taylor, Peel)
The Economic Contribution of The Mersey Forest's Objective One Funded Investments
Regeneris Consulting was commissioned by The Mersey Forest in early 2009 to undertake an economic assessment of its interventions funded under the Merseyside Objective 1 Programme. The purpose of the study was to provide an initial quantitative assessment of the range of social, economic and environmental benefits generated by these interventions.
Presentations from Green Infrastructure for the Mersey Belt event (April 2010)
Francis Hesketh (TEP), Richard Tracey (NWDA), Bruce Bendell (Genecon), Paul Nolan (The Mersey Forest), Tony Hothersall (Red Rose Forest)
Adapting the Landscape brochure (NWDA, December 2009)
Summarises the 'Adapting the Landscape' research study, which is about using landscape, place and sustainability to help unlock even higher levels of prosperity, wellbeing and quality of life from Liverpool to Manchester.
Adapting the Landscape from Liverpool to Manchester: Final Report (NWDA, December 2009)
A framework for landscape adaptation and investment that can tackle climate change, support improvements in people's quality of life and underpin economic growth. The project identifies the contribution that natural landscape resources can make to the future development of the Mersey Basin. At the same time the approach provides a toolkit for identifying and prioritising investment that can be applied to any area.
Adapting the Landscape from Liverpool to Manchester: Baseline Report (NWDA, September 2009)
A research study that aims to contribute to the understanding of the potential and scope for strategic green infrastructure interventions in the spatial area stretching from Liverpool to Manchester. It will identify where such investment can best underpin economic growth, ensure climate change mitigation and adaptation, and improve quality of life for residents.
A Guide to Planning Green Infrastructure at the Sub-Regional level (2009)
Extends the guidance provided by the North West Green Infrastructure Guide to planning specifically at the sub-regional level.
Towards a Green Infrastructure Framework for the Liverpool City Region: Draft discussion document on the partnership priorities for the Framework (July 2009)
Suggested priorities for the Liverpool City Region Green Infrastructure Framework
Towards a Green Infrastructure Framework for Greater Manchester: Full Report (TEP, September 2008)
The complete report on research carried out by TEP for the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities and Natural England into the feasibility of a GI framework for the city region.
Towards a Green Infrastructure Framework for Greater Manchester: Summary Report (TEP, September 2008)
A summary of research carried out by TEP for the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities and Natural England into the feasibility of a GI framework for the city region.
Presentations from Merseyside Green Infrastructure Seminar (December 2008)
Peter Morton (Mersey Waterfront Regional Park), Ian Wray (NWDA), Pam Warhurst (Natural England), Nerys Jones (GI consultant), Steve Maddox (Wirral MBC, City Region Environment Board), Bob Hepworth (St Helens MBC), Peter Nears (Peel Holdings), Paul Nolan (The Mersey Forest)
Presentations from Green Infrastructure in Greater Manchester Seminar (October 2008)
Francis Hesketh (TEP)
John Handley (University of Manchester)
Jon Lovell (Drivers Jonas LLP)
Nerys Jones (GI consultant)
Pam Warhurst (Natural England)
Roger Ellis (Rochdale MBC)
The Green Infrastructure in Greater Manchester seminar: helping to create conditions for growth for Greater Manchester and the City Region, took place on 27 October 2008. With keynote speech from Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the seminar looked at green infrastructure in detail; why it is crucial to the economic growth of the region and in delivering the New Growth Point for housing, how it is possible to use green infrastructure to create better environments for urban population growth and climate change and how to take forward green infrastructure as an integral part of the local and regional planning agenda.
Proceedings from Green Infrastructure Training Workshop, Liverpool (October, 2007)
This event, organised by the North Merseyside Biodiversity Action Plan Manager in association with Government Office for the North West and chaired by Paul Nolan (The Mersey Forest), was held in Liverpool on 31st October 2007 to explore GI for spatial planners in Merseyside. This document provides a summary of the presentations and three workshops exploring issues and opportunities for GI around a number of themes.
Presentations from Green Infrastructure Training Workshop, Liverpool (Oct, 2007)
Presentations from the 31st October 2007 GI workshop. These include overviews on GI in the NW from Martin Moss (Natural England) and Matt Ellis (Environment Agency), followed by presentations by Steve Matthews (Sefton Council) on Sefton's Green Space Strategy, Peter Wilmers (Natural Economy North West) on economic benefits, Jane Hayward (Liverpool City Council) on Liverpool's ecological framework, and Susannah Gill (The Mersey Forest) on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Tees Valley Green Infrastructure Strategy - Draft for Consultation (Tees Valley Joint Strategy Unit, Jan 2007)
The purpose of the green infrastructure strategy is to show how, at a strategic level, green infrastructure in the Tees Valley can complement and support other initiatives and programmes designed to improve the quality of life in the sub-region.
Planning Sustainable Communities - A Green Infrastructure Guide for Milton Keynes & the South Midlands (Milton Keynes & South Midlands Environment & Quality of Life Sub Group, 2005)
The purpose of this guide is to assist local delivery vehicles and local authorities in addressing the GI planning and delivery needs as set out in the MKSM Sub-Regional Strategy, by providing: a checklist of GI planning and delivery principles, relevant best practice case studies, signposts to further resources and information.
The Main Grid Extending into the City Region Croal Irwell Regional Park and LIVIA (Red Rose Forest, 2005)
This presentation gives an overview of the green infrastructure approach being taken in the Croal Irwell Regional Park. The process is viewed through consideration of the components at a range of scales.
Green Infrastructure for the Liverpool and Manchester City-Regions (TEP for Community Forests North West & The Countryside Agency Landscape, Access and Recreation, 2005)
This guide sets the context and identifies the priorities for improving the delivery of green infrastructure in the Liverpool and Manchester city-regions. Through the use of case studies at a range of spatial scales green infrastructure planning and delivery is explored concluded with a summary of key challenges at opportunities for the future.
The Mersey Forest Plan (2001)
The Mersey Forest Plan guides the development of one of England's twelve Community Forests, covering 465 square miles of Merseyside and North Cheshire. The Mersey Forest is not a single site, but is a network of woodlands and other green spaces which provide social, economic and environmental benefits to local people. Networks, such as The Mersey Forest, of woodlands and other habitat are increasingly being recognised as part of our green infrastructure.
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