In conjunction with Arup’s Cities Alive team, who produced the Green Infrastructure Audit (GIA), The Guardian newspaper has reported on the BID’s work in Greening Fitzrovia.
“The work highlights the value of green infrastructure to planners, architects, designers, as well as developers, public authorities, landowners and users”, they write.
“It defines green infrastructure as integrated networks of open spaces, woodland and parks, green streets, squares, healthy waterways, cycle ways and pedestrian routes as well as green roofs, walls and facades.”
With the aim to establish Fitzrovia as one of the greenest BIDs in London, with a particular focus on increasing footfall and improving air quality, the GIA audited the existing green assets of Fitzrovia alongside the objectives of businesses, residents and stakeholders to present an overall strategy and vision for the future. During the summer months, the BID will be implementing the first phase of this work, with planters and air quality-friendly foliage appearing at primary locations along Tottenham Court Road and Charlotte Street.
The document is acting as a catalyst to agreeing how the businesses and communities of Fitzrovia will work together to enhance the green infrastructure of our area.
The GIA has recommended:
For a summary copy of the report please contact us.