Tools for Planning and Evaluating Urban Green Infrastructure: Bicester and Beyond
27th June 2018
There is a vast range of tools on offer to help planners and practitioners assess and plan green infrastructure. It is not always obvious, however, which ones are best to address different questions. A NERC-funded project tested a range of existing simple tools for planning green infrastructure in the rapidly expanding town of Bicester in Oxfordshire. In this webinar, Jenny Barker (Bicester Delivery Manager, Cherwell District Council) and Alison Smith (Senior Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford) discussed how they have applied eight complementary tools and methods: Land-cover scoring, participatory mapping, ANGsT, NCPT, BEETLE, iTree, GI-Val and ORVal. They explained how these tools can be applied during the planning process, and for monitoring and maintaining green infrastructure.