Urban Greening Factor x High Density

Urban Greening Factor x High Density

MICA were employed by the London Legacy Development Corporation to undertake research into Urban Greening Factor (UGF). The research examines how to best deliver urban greening in high density residentially led developments through the analysis and review of projects delivered in London, the UK, and the world.

Ten UK projects and nine global projects have been assessed to cover a range of residential typologies, including industrial co-location, student accommodation, residentially led and masterplans and buildings that interface with transport infrastructure.

Further research and engagement were undertaken with developers to determine client priorities and policy drivers including net zero ambition; project briefing in relation to green infrastructure; budgets and costing needed to meet the London Plan UGF policy criteria; maintenance and ongoing management.

The study concludes with a list of recommendations for a variety of audiences including those: applying for planning permission, planning officers and clients. It also demonstrates meaningful, sustainable, and innovative solutions that can be used to increase UGF in high density residential developments.


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