- Planning for Green Infrastructure in a Changing Climate in London    click here to open paper content719 kb
by    Tse, Janice Ching Yu | janicetse@hotmail.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
Planning for successful green infrastructure to tackle climate change: from planning, implementation to monitoring.
Climate change is one of the global environmental, social and economic threats that many urban and rural population faces due to natural causes and human activities, including increasing resources consumption and urbanisation. The UK is the world’s eighth largest emitter of carbon dioxide, and London is responsible for 8.4 % of these emissions according to the London Plan (2011).

This paper aims at understanding how London is planning for climate change through green infrastructure with reference to the UK national, regional and local planning policies from planning to implementation. The objectives of this paper are:
1) To analyse paths and policies for future in green infrastructure in response to climate change and formulate sustainable communities in London.
2) To provide an interdisciplinary reference for institutions of urban planning and policy making from the perspectives of sustainability

The full effects of climate change are expected to intensify in cities such as London over the coming decades. The risks of flooding, unseasonal temperatures, the urban heat island effect and limited water resources all affect our quality of life. Planning for a sustainable, liveable and healthy natural and built environment needs strong political will and cultural change to make it happen. It is high time for decision-makers and stakeholders to develop ways to cut greenhouse emissions by planning for the natural environment in response to climate change.
planning policy, green infrastructure, climate change
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