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The Green Grid: Inner City Brisbane Study

The Green Grid provides the approach required to increase the quantity, quality and interconnectedness of Brisbane’s open space to sustain the city’s liveability, preserve natural systems within the city and build in resilience to the impacts of climate change.

LocationGreater Brisbane, QLD

Date2017

The Green Grid provides the approach required to increase the quantity, quality and interconnectedness of Brisbane’s open space to sustain the city’s liveability, preserve natural systems within the city and build in resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Globally, cities recognise the importance of green city strategies in terms of defining city image and creating sustainable urban environments that support community health and provide positive places for people to live and work. Brisbane’s unique balance between urban and natural, fusion of indoor and outdoor is a key celebration of our subtropical climate. It influences daily life and is critical to the city’s image and future liveability.

With projected densification, it is important that the natural systems around Brisbane work in parallel with infrastructure to support the goal of a sustainable Brisbane into the future. The Green Grid provides the shift in thinking required to move towards sustainable practices. Key strategies include enhancing the ‘Green Lungs’ of the city with multifunctional open spaces, reconnect with new river crossings supporting an interconnected mesh of green corridors, support a ’30-minute city’ structured around active transport and provide the evidence for policy change to rethink the construct of an evolving city.