Enhancing Sustainable Urbanisation
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In the urban context, nature-based solutions can be applied as green infrastructure. By working with nature, cities can deliver a wide range of ecosystem services to residents. Green infrastructure can be implemented at the building-scale to restore and enhance the natural environment in urban settings while providing numerous environmental, economic, and social benefits. Green infrastructure can be actioned in public spaces to restore biodiversity while enhancing human health and well-being. Nature-based solutions create micro-climates, enabling residents to adapt to climate change by minimising the urban heat island effect. Water bodies and drainage systems can incorporate green infrastructure to improve water quality and manage water quantity while restoring the hydrologic function of the urban landscape. Avoiding or mitigating the fragmentation impacts of transport linear infrastructure on nature is a well-established green infrastructure strategy in the transport sector. Fragmentation of nature networks can be minimised by implementing a variety of green infrastructure including green streets and green corridors that allow for the natural movement of people, animals, and at times water.