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.