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Contract for developing benchmarks and indicators to support the emerging national framework of Green Infrastructure Standards for England - NR0179

Description
The aim of this contract is to make recommendations for a small set of key GI benchmarks / indicators and associated mapping datasets for use by local authorities and other GI stakeholders to support the emerging National Framework of Green Infrastructure Standards.
Objective
Develop/refine a small set of simple, effective and evidence-based benchmarks or indicators that give a high level indication of:

a. level of ‘greenness’ of urban areas, based on composite indicators such as the urban greening factor (UGF);
b. access to greenspace/natural greenspace (including a particular focus on woodland given the range of benefits woodland provides), based on Accessible Natural Greenspace Standards and Accessible Woodland Standards
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2020

To: 2020

Cost: £101,964
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of Manchester
Keywords
Biodiversity              
Climate Change              
Ecology              
Economic Policy Evaluation              
Economic Research              
Green Spaces              
Habitats              
Landscape              
Landscape Ecology              
Natural Environment              
Natural Environment - Ecosystem services              
Social Sciences              
Sustainable Development              
Town and Village Greens              
Wetlands              
Wildlife              
Woodland