A Decision Framework for Integrated Green Grey Infrastructure (IGGIframe)
This project collates findings from a number of innovative green grey infrastructure projects, and in response to feedback from practitioners, it contains data relevant to creating business cases to support increased uptake of IGGI.The objective of this project is to support design teams and decision makers – developers and communities, infrastructure providers, Local Authorities, national agencies, public bodies, asset managers and end-users to identify the values of a green approach compared to business as usual grey options, evaluated against a set of critical success factors. It is hoped that it can inform these groups, and individuals (engineers, regulators, planners, architects, urban designers, geomorphologists, landscape architects, hydrologists, ecologists and other decision-makers) and support them in deciding how appropriate a green grey infrastructure approach may be over business-as-usual, less environmentally sympathetic, more traditional engineering approaches.
The project was led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Oxford, the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Natural England, Historic England, CIRIA, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Historic Environment Scotland, HR Wallingford and others, as part of a Natural Environment Research Council funded innovation project.
Event presentations: GI for River, Coast and Urban Environments
Event report: Greening the grey: a framework for integrated green grey infrastructure (IGGI)