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Green Infrastructure Programme <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>​Green infrastructure can be defined as: <br> <br> <em>'A strategically planned, designed and managed network of multifunctional natural open spaces and ‘engineered’ ecological systems, with other environmental features, that provide ecological, community and infrastructure services</em>.'</p><p>The purpose of our Green Infrastructure Programme is to protect and enhance our existing natural environmental assets, as well as promote and create new green infrastructure assets. By doing so, we can support the sustainability of Cape Town, enhance the city’s living environment and improve its resilience to the effects of climate change.  </p><h4>The programme aims to: </h4><ul><li>Be an informant to land-use planning and decision making; </li><li>Become an approach that is integrated with traditional methods, to improve the impacts of urbanisation; </li><li>Develop best practice guidelines in support of green infrastructure; </li><li>Identify and map the city’s green infrastructure assets and sites; </li><li>Incorporate green infrastructure principles and approaches into City policies and by-laws; </li><li>Promote and implement projects to protect, enhance or create green infrastructure; </li><li>Promote the reconnection of people and nature to endorse health and wellbeing.</li></ul><h4> Best Practice Guidelines</h4><p>A series of guidelines on green infrastructure will be developed during the programme’s lifecycle:</p><ul><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Green_Infrastructure_Programme_%20Trees.pdf" target="_blank">Best Practice Guideline for Trees</a></li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><p>If you have any questions, or need more information about the Green Infrastructure Programme, contact our main representative:</p><h4>Joanne Jackson: <br>Head: Natural Space Systems, Environmental Management Department</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 487 2184</a><br><br> Email: <br> <a href="mailto:joanne.jackson@capetown.gov.za">joanne.jackson@capetown.gov.za</a> </em></p>GP0|#c061dd81-45c4-4c1f-8fa3-9f5bc62fb954;L0|#0c061dd81-45c4-4c1f-8fa3-9f5bc62fb954|Green Infrastructure Programme;GTSet|#dc1a8a1b-0357-45bc-b768-7d9a89c8ef94;GPP|#9c5fe12f-5958-47f0-8a74-9e491a80d61a;GPP|#01c7dd08-6ba3-4ae5-86c1-37cf07e8323e;GPP|#659228ce-7f43-4fe6-8efe-ddeb2a010e91We are developing a Green Infrastructure Programme (GIP) for Cape Town.

 

 

Green Infrastructure Programme Best Practice Guidelines: Trees6748496GP0|#63522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33;L0|#063522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33|Guideline;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-11-12T22:00:00Z

 

 

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