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  • 1. Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall Fingal County Council Green Infrastructure A framework for environmental, social and economic progress across Europe Gerry Clabby Green and Blue Futures Conference, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. 9 & 10 October 2013 Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie
  • 2. Overview • Definition • Functions and Benefits • Origins and Development • Green-Infrastructure-led development • GI and land-use planning Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 2
  • 3. Definition Fingal County Council Dept. Name fingal.ie 3
  • 4. Swords, Co. Dublin Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 4
  • 5. What is Green Infrastructure (GI)? • Many definitions • Green Infrastructure is: − A network of spaces: green (and blue) − Performing multiple functions which deliver benefits to people (ecosystem services) − Strategically planned and managed • GI – physical assets and a process Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 5
  • 6. Functions and Benefits Fingal County Council Dept. Name fingal.ie 6
  • 7. Green Infrastructure works for us by • providing space for nature managing water • managing temperature managing air quality enabling walking & cycling supporting public health and wellbeing building community making better places for living, working and investing in underpinning tourism Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 7
  • 8. Providing space for nature Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 8
  • 9. Managing water Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 9
  • 10. Public health and well being Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 10
  • 11. Building Community Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 11
  • 12. Making better places for living Castlecurragh, Dublin 15 Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 12
  • 13. Making better places for working and investing Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 13
  • 14. Origins and Development Fingal County Council Dept. Name fingal.ie 14
  • 15. A very brief history • Green Infrastructure thinking is not new • Origins in − Parks Movement: FL Olmsted − Nature conservation − Planning: Garden City Movement − Ecological science • Renewed focus now because of need to sustain flow of ecosystem services Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 15
  • 16. Malahide, Co. Dublin Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 16
  • 17. Millenium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005 “Everyone in the world depends on nature and ecosystem services to provide the conditions for a decent, healthy, and secure life” Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 17
  • 18. Ecosystem Services Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 18
  • 19. Now lets look to the future • Green Infrastructure is: − A network of spaces: green (and blue) − Performing multiple functions which deliver benefits to people (ecosystem services) − Strategically protected, planned, created and managed • GI – physical assets and a process Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 19
  • 20. Green-Infrastructure-led development Fingal County Council Dept. Name fingal.ie 20
  • 21. Oostvaarderswold Strengthening biodiversity and economy Green Infrastructure at the heart of development Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 21
  • 22. Hurricane Sandy, New York and New Jersey Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 22
  • 23. Hurricane Sandy, New York and New Jersey Rebuilding green infrastructure Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 23
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  • 25. The Green Infrastructure Network • Partnership of 12 European regions from 10 countries • Co-funded by the INTERREG IVC Programme
  • 26. Who we are – The partnership • Flevoland Province Council (NL) – Lead Partner • Plovdiv Regional Development Agency (BG) • Stara Zagora REDA (BG) • Nicosia Development Agency (CY) • Barcelona Province Council (ES) • Valencia Regional Government (ES) • Regional Environmental Center (HU) • Fingal County Council (IR) • Emilia-Romagna Region (IT) • Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (LV) • Ghajnsielem Municipality (MT) • Azores Regional Government (PT)
  • 27. For further information about the project, please write to dalmassy@greeninfranet.org. www.greeninfranet.org
  • 28. Planning for Green Infrastructure Fingal County Council Dept. Name fingal.ie 29
  • 29. Fingal meets Dublin City Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 30
  • 30. Baldoyle and Portmarnock, Co. Dublin Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 31
  • 31. Baldoyle and Portmarnock, Co. Dublin Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 32
  • 32. Portmarnock South LAP The focus for this strategy is on integrating a network of natural habitat/biodiversity locations, parkland for low intensity recreational uses, heritage features, green routes, surface water and flood risk management with development areas Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 33
  • 33. Baldoyle-Stapolin LAP Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 34
  • 34. Conclusions • We all depend on green infrastructure for our wellbeing • “Mold the land so that both people and nature thrive long term” (Richard T.T. Forman) • Challenges include awareness and public/political support; developing collaborative mechanisms and developing the necessary funding streams Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 35