The Green City Guidelines

The book “The Green City Guidelines: Techniques for a healthy liveable city” was written by Michelle de Roo (Niek Roozen Landscape) as a handbook for practitioners, decision makers and designers, who see green as an essential  element in the urban environment

“There has never been a greater need for the people planning and running our cities, as well as the residents themselves, to understand the critical significance of green space in our urban environment.

What this set of guidelines shows is that the knowledge is already there. The theory, substantiated by empirical scientific research, proves that green infrastructure is a key element in constructing living spaces that work.

This set of guidelines and techniques will demonstrate to practitioners that investment and maintenance in green infrastructure is not a cost but brings value from a social, economic and environmental point of view – in summary the ‘Green City Philosophy’.”