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Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall
Fingal County Council

Green Infrastructure
A framework for environmental, social
and economic...
Overview

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Definition

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Functions and Benefits

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Origins and Development

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Green-Infrastructure-led development

•...
Definition

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Swords, Co. Dublin

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What is Green Infrastructure (GI)?

• Many definitions
• Green Infrastructure is:
− A network of spaces: green (and blue)
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Functions
and Benefits

Fingal County Council Dept. Name

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Green Infrastructure works for us by

• providing space for nature

managing water
• managing temperature

managing air qu...
Providing space for nature

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Managing water

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Public health and well being

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Building Community

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Making better places for living

Castlecurragh, Dublin 15

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Making better places for working and investing

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Origins
and Development

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A very brief history

• Green Infrastructure thinking is not new

• Origins in
− Parks Movement: FL Olmsted
− Nature conse...
Malahide, Co. Dublin

Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure

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Millenium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005

“Everyone in the world
depends on nature
and ecosystem
services to provide
the condi...
Ecosystem Services

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Now lets look to the future

• Green Infrastructure is:
− A network of spaces: green (and blue)
− Performing multiple func...
Green-Infrastructure-led
development

Fingal County Council Dept. Name

fingal.ie

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Oostvaarderswold

Strengthening biodiversity and
economy

Green Infrastructure at the heart
of development

Fingal County ...
Hurricane Sandy, New York and New Jersey

Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure

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Hurricane Sandy, New York and New Jersey

Rebuilding green infrastructure

Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic In...
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The Green Infrastructure Network
• Partnership of 12 European regions from 10 countries
• Co-funded by the INTERREG IVC Pr...
Who we are – The partnership
• Flevoland Province Council (NL) –
Lead Partner
• Plovdiv Regional Development Agency
(BG)
•...
For further information about the project,
please write to dalmassy@greeninfranet.org.
www.greeninfranet.org
Planning
for Green Infrastructure

Fingal County Council Dept. Name

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Fingal meets Dublin City

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Baldoyle and Portmarnock, Co. Dublin

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Baldoyle and Portmarnock, Co. Dublin

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Portmarnock South LAP

The focus for this strategy is on integrating a network of natural
habitat/biodiversity locations, ...
Baldoyle-Stapolin LAP

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Conclusions

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We all depend on green infrastructure for our wellbeing

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“Mold the land so that both people and nature ...
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  1. 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. 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. 3. Definition Fingal County Council Dept. Name fingal.ie 3
  4. 4. Swords, Co. Dublin Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 4
  5. 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. 6. Functions and Benefits Fingal County Council Dept. Name fingal.ie 6
  7. 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. 8. Providing space for nature Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 8
  9. 9. Managing water Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 9
  10. 10. Public health and well being Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 10
  11. 11. Building Community Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 11
  12. 12. Making better places for living Castlecurragh, Dublin 15 Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 12
  13. 13. Making better places for working and investing Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 13
  14. 14. Origins and Development Fingal County Council Dept. Name fingal.ie 14
  15. 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. 16. Malahide, Co. Dublin Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 16
  17. 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. 18. Ecosystem Services Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 18
  19. 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. 20. Green-Infrastructure-led development Fingal County Council Dept. Name fingal.ie 20
  21. 21. Oostvaarderswold Strengthening biodiversity and economy Green Infrastructure at the heart of development Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 21
  22. 22. Hurricane Sandy, New York and New Jersey Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 22
  23. 23. Hurricane Sandy, New York and New Jersey Rebuilding green infrastructure Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 23
  24. 24. 24
  25. 25. The Green Infrastructure Network • Partnership of 12 European regions from 10 countries • Co-funded by the INTERREG IVC Programme
  26. 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. 27. For further information about the project, please write to dalmassy@greeninfranet.org. www.greeninfranet.org
  28. 28. Planning for Green Infrastructure Fingal County Council Dept. Name fingal.ie 29
  29. 29. Fingal meets Dublin City Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 30
  30. 30. Baldoyle and Portmarnock, Co. Dublin Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 31
  31. 31. Baldoyle and Portmarnock, Co. Dublin Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 32
  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. 33. Baldoyle-Stapolin LAP Fingal County Council Planning and Strategic Infrastructure fingal.ie 34
  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

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