[:na]Green infrastructure is about bringing together natural and built environments and using a cities’ landscape as infrastructure. It is defined as natural greening and greening technologies that collectively provide society with a broad array of products and services for healthy living. Green infrastructure takes many forms including urban forests, natural areas, greenways, meadows and agricultural lands, green roofs and green walls, parks, gardens, landscaped areas, green open spaces, engineered wetlands, and stormwater ponds. Green infrastructure also encompasses soil volumes and qualities adequate to sustain living green infrastructure and absorb water, as well as technologies like porous paving, cisterns and soil structure.
At GreenBlue Urban, we envision a future in which contributions made by green infrastructure to quality of life are recognized, increased, protected, maintained, and enhanced.
Green infrastructure provides a multitude of economic, social, environmental, and health benefits – most of which are not recognized in our current legislation and policies. Because green infrastructure is such a critical element in the urban planning process, we believe that the design of a city around landscape, rather than architecture, is more capable of organizing the city and enhancing the urban experience.[:gb]At GreenBlue Urban, our heritage is urban trees – green infrastructure is our specialist area and our business is devoted to the development of products and methodologies which will bring canopy volume trees to our urban landscapes – for generations to come.
“No other single element can bring such a diverse and long lasting range of benefits to urban space, than established canopy of trees”
Planting in an essentially hostile and highly compacted rooted area is as far removed from the forest floor situation as you can get. This is why it is so important that when we plant a tree in the built environment we provide the very best surrounding below ground.
At GreenBlue Urban, we envision a future in which contributions made to the urban landscape are recognised, increased, protected, maintained, and enhanced.