Green Infrastructure Audits

GIC worked on the first GI Audit in London, for the Victoria Business Improvement District, pioneering the technique in the Capital. Working with our colleagues in The Ecology Consultancy (which provides GIS support), GIC is able to devise and undertake audits, looking at existing trees, greenspace, green roofs and living walls.

GIC is a world leader in the mapping of green roofs and identifying roofs for the potential to be retrofitted with green roofs. We also map locations where new interventions should be prioritised, usually places where surface water flooding is predicted, where the urban heat island is an issue or where there is a deficit of greenspace. Our Green Infrastructure audits can be used by planners hoping to make the city more permeable to both wildlife and people.

London Bridge Green Infrastructure Audits

Working with The Ecology Consultancy, GIC undertook green infrastructure audits for the Team London Bridge Business Improvement District. Using datasets provided by authorities and verifying this with fieldwork, we were able to produce comprehensive maps of existing and proposed green infrastructure. These reports have provided the information and encouragement required for several more detailed studies as well as projects, including rain gardens, pocket parks, living walls and green roofs.

Green Infrastructure Audits - Vertical Rain Garden
The Tooley Street vertical rain garden (a world first designed by GIC) was a project identified by the London Bridge GI Audit.



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Cambridge green roof policy workshop and seminar May 2018

Cambridge green roof policy workshop and seminar May 2018

GIC recently provided a seminar/workshop for Cambridge City Council on green roofs.  The council sees green roofs as an important element within the new the local plan. Therefore, with GIC’s skill and knowledge of green roofs the purpose of the day was to help frame how to take this policy forward. GIC has been instrumental… Read More

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