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Blue-Green Infrastructure

Strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas designed and managed to deliver a wide range of ecosystem services. Strong overlap with Natural Capital.

For example:

Green: parks, open spaces, playing fields, woodlands, street trees, allotments, private gardens, green roofs and walls, and soils.

Blue: rivers, streams, canals and other water bodies. Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) can be considered blue and green.

Further reading: Benedict, M. & McMahon, E. (2006). Green infrastructure: Linking landscapes and communities. London, Island Press.