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Green Infrastructure development strategies and process management

Strategy development

In Barcelona, Fingal and Flevoland, for example, green infrastructure has been integrated into plans and strategies at national, regional and local levels.

In Hungary, green infrastructure has been integrated into sectoral plans in agriculture and nature conservation.

In the Maltese islands, where green infrastructure features in legislation transposing the Habitats and Birds Directives, the role and importance of spatial planning as an instrument for wider biodiversity conservation is reflected in a new policy on spatial planning; and green infrastructure is directly addressed in national environmental and biodiversity conservation policies.

In Barcelona, Fingal, Flevoland and Ghajnsielem, mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that Green Infrastructure can be integrated into land-use plans.

In Fingal, a green infrastructure approach has been integrated into the local land-use development plan in response to a requirement in the Regional Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area.

Valencia has developed the Green Infrastructure Territorial Action Plan (GI-TAP), a formal strategy that implements the requirements of the Law on Land Planning and Landscape Protection (2009).

In Barcelona, a formal structure for the collection and organisation of data has been established, which is quality controlled. This relates to nature conservation and open spaces across the region and is now being used to drive the development of green infrastructure initiatives in municipalities across the region.

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