Resources & Links

A selection of links to websites and resources giving a bit of background knowledge of the fields we work in.

What is Green Infrastructure?
Advice, research, promotion of green roofs
European Federation of Green Roof Associations
The Ecology Consultancy
The Temple Group
Green roofs and PVs combined
Ecosystems Knowledge Network
Green Infrastructure Partnership
The Community for Sustainable Drainage
Small Scale Green Roofs DIY Guide
The Water Sensitive City by Gary Grant
Ecosystem Services Come to Town by G Grant
Urban greening Goiania, Brazil
Green4Cities, Vienna
EC Business and Biodiversity Platform

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Green roof inspections and sign offs are becoming increasing important

Green roof inspections and sign offs are becoming increasing important

Green roof inspections are becoming increasingly important. Inspections are now being required by planning authorities, especially in London, to ensure that a green roof fulfils planning conditions. So where does GIC come in? Firstly,  GIC specialises in detailed green roof specifications. This gets it right from the start. And secondly we have a track record… Read More

Green infrastructure factor – a tool for landscape planning

The Green infrastructure factor is a tool to ensure landscape is properly considered in planning urban development. The Greater London Authority (GLA) is considering incorporating the factor into the new London Plan. Last year GIC worked on a report for the GLA with TEC and Temple Group. Although the green space factor (GSF) maybe a more familiar term,  the green… Read More

The Greening Permit In Paris

The Greening Permit In Paris

Gardening in the streets of Paris? That’s allowed! Since June 30, 2015, the Paris Greening Permit has provided 2500 people with an opportunity to get involved in greening the city. Thanks to this new programme, every Parisian can become a gardener for a local, otherwise barren, site of their choice. There are almost no limits… Read More