Here group 15 will propose the criteria for judging GRUEN!
Propose YOUR criteria for judging a GRUEN
Criteria for judging a green urban environment
- Green Infrastructure
Green infrastructure is an approach to water management that protects, restores, or mimics the natural water cycle. Green infrastructure is effective, economical, and enhances community safety and quality of life. It means planting trees and restoring wetlands, rather than building a costly new water treatment plant.
Benefits of Green infrastructure :
-Habitat and Biodiversity - Enhancement of biodiversity in cities can increase environmental awareness among urban residents.
-Natural Hydrology - Where local soils are suitable, rain gardens are used to treat stormwater before it permeates the groundwater.
-Passive Irrigation - Directing stormwater to irrigate the planting reduces the need for manual watering and increases soil moisture.
2.Sustainable urban mobility planning
A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) is a planning concept applied by local and regional authorities for strategic mobility planning. It encourages a shift towards more sustainable transport modes and supports the integration and balanced development of all modes.
It is necessary for Green Environments to devise new methods to promote healthy public transport and reduce the use of non renewable resources such as the fossil fuels. the basic characteristics of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan are:
- Long-term vision and clear implementation plan
- Participatory approach
- Balanced and integrated development of all transport modes
- Horizontal and vertical integration
- Assessment of current and future performance;
- Regular monitoring, review and reporting
- Consideration of external costs for all transport modes.
Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. It is vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, welfare and productivity of populations.
As I know that there are a several important aspects of a green urban environment but I picked the most important ones according to me
Biodiversity: Flora and fauna must be protected, and not only protected but also increased.
Quality of air, land and water: the three spheres that make up the biosphere should be of good quality to ensure a stable environment. It will also help in maintaining ecological balance, as that is nature's cue.