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Bundesamt für Naturschutz

Urban green infrastructure Basis for attractive and sustainable cities Notes for municipal practice

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The brochure is the result of the project "Green Infrastructure in Urban Areas: Basic Principles, Planning and Implementation in Integrated Urban Development".
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
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The brochure provides a definition of urban green infrastructure, explains the goals, planning principles and tools associated with this approach, and provides guidance on identifying the land context, stakeholder involvement and implementation. It shows strategic steps and implementation options for municipal practice to secure, plan and develop green infrastructure in cities and to manage the associated maintenance and management tasks.

It is supported by the following associations:
German Conference of Garden Authorities (GALK e. V.)
Kommunen für biologische Vielfalt e. V. (Communities for Biodiversity)
Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e. V. (BUND)
Association of German Landscape Architects e. V. (bdla)
Federal Association for Professional Nature Conservation e. V. (BBN)

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