August 2010 - A new book is now available relating to many of these issues. It expands on the scientific basis to

urban ecology and shows it to be fundamental to sustainable urban planning. It updates

much of the information here:

Greenspaces, Green Structure and Green Infrastructure Planning in Urban Ecosystem Ecology, Jacqueline Aitkenhead-Peterson and Astrid Volder, ed.,ASA, CSSA, SSSA. Agron Monogr. 55, 448 pages

Archive of a European Research Group on Urban Green Structure and Sustainable Urban Planning which was active

1998 to 2006 and latterly supported by EU COST Action funding

The final report of this group is available as a printed publication and in .pdf format:
EU COST Action C11 - Greenstructure and Urban Planning

The Archive of the research groups work and meetings from 1998 to 2006 is available for use by students and professionals with the proviso that they reference the relevant author and this website.

COST C11 Research meetings and online publications of case studies from: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK.

GREEN STRUCTURE AND URBAN PLANNING - THE COSTC11 RESEARCH PROJECT 2000 TO 2006

THE RINGKOPING MEETING PAPERS

THE GOTHENBURG MEETING PAPERS

Planning urban greenstructure

Designing settings to support people’s needs • People’s use of public spaces
Planning and designing the external spaces of housing areas
The special needs of children in the external spaces of residential areas
Approaches to designing for older and less able bodied users of housing areas

Green in housing areas - site planning and design

Green in city centres - site planning and design

City nature and planning

Green infrastructure planning

Anne R. Beer

COST Action C11 EU

CostC11 Cost C11 Greenstructure anmd urban planning

Connecticut River - Photographic Essay - Barry Greenbie

updated 14 Aug 2010