Gauteng City-Region Observatory

A framework for a green infrastructure planning approach in the Gauteng City-Region

Johannesburg, Gauteng

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The Gauteng City Region Observatory’s research publication entitled ‘Green Infrastructure in the City Region’ provides an introduction to the concept and value of green infrastructure. The project adopts a range of methods and ways of presenting the research, ensuring that it is accessible to a wide audience.

Harmonisation

  • A fundamental space-making performance and rejuvenation research project to instigate better policy-making positions.
  • The costing model used for green infrastructure could serve as a vital decision-making tool for municipalities and related stakeholders.

People Upliftment

  • Championing the collaboration of various institutions and local municipalities through research.

Evolutionary Paradigm

  • The idea of green infrastructure and the massive cost savings is really a shift in the way we think of infrastructure development — a world beyond steel and concrete.\
  • This is a real practical and empirical example of going green. A serious paradigm shift.

Placemaking Performance

  • Setting out parameters and possibilities for local contexts.
  • Dealing with real technical and environmental issues in a resilient manner.