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Public Parks and Gardens

Public Parks and Gardens

Public Parks and Gardens Public Parks and Gardens are important existing assets of an urban environment. While high land prices and pressure from different competing objectives often makes the development of a new park in an area unlikely (although not impossible –...
Rain Garden

Rain Garden

Rain Gardens ‘Rain Gardens’ is a term used for a type of green infrastructure that is made up from plants that are fed by the rain runoff from roofs etc. They are usually small depressions in the ground on mainly residential sites but can vary in size and are...
Intensive Green Roofs

Intensive Green Roofs

Intensive Green Roofs Intensive green roofs are a type of green roof with deeper substrate and shrubby vegetation or even trees. They are usually accessible and can often take the shape of a garden, which also means they require more maintenance than extensive roofs....
Extensive Green Roofs

Extensive Green Roofs

Extensive Green Roofs Green roofs are distinguished into two main categories: intensive and extensive. Extensive green roofs usually feature a thin layer of soil medium and plants like succulents, grasses or other low maintenance, low growing vegetation. They require...
Permeable Paving

Permeable Paving

Permeable Pavement Permeable pavements are made of material that is itself impermeable to water but the material is laid so that space is provided where water can infiltrate into the underlying structure. They reduce peak flows and effects of pollution. They require...