In the urban environment, a Blue-Green City creates multifunctional land use through surface water management and greening schemes.
Surface water is managed in part by natural processes, including interception, attenuation, evapotranspiration, infiltration and storage. This creates resilience to flood risk and climate change, while making significant positive contributions to other areas life, including health and wellbeing, wildlife and biodiversity, urban cooling, economic activity and development.
The Vision is for Newcastle to become a city that follows the principles of a Blue-Green City by maximising the opportunities to achieve multiple benefits of Blue-Green approaches to surface water management.
By forming a Learning and Action Alliance (LAA), our overarching goal was to promote this vision and to realise it by recognising, and utilising, windows of opportunity for potentially influencing the strategies of decision makers.