Green City Guidelines

Welcome to this 2020 version of The Green City Guidelines – a timely update to support nature in cities

The ‘Green City Guidelines’ project is an internationally targeted initiative that aims to provide practitioners and decision-makers with the essential information they need to understand and communicate the benefits of urban green space or more accurately green infrastructure.


The purpose of this project is to bring this information more into the mainstream in a form that is immediately accessible, yet at the same time supported by the evidence-based substance that practitioners globally need to implement successful green infrastructure responses. The Green City movement has in its heart the belief that the green element is critical to the long-term functioning of healthy, successful, liveable urban spaces.

It is essential that the true value of urban green space is globally understood and that decision-makers have the tools to guarantee its position.


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