The following report sets out the ecological and socio-economic diagnosis undertaken for Liverpool. It presents an overview of the city’s social, economic and ecological resource base, as well as its current development context.
The diagnosis builds on the evidence-base of a comprehensive evaluation of Liverpool’s green infrastructure (GI), assessing the current GI network and Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in the city, and identifies gaps in the network and opportunities to introduce innovative NBS in a way that takes advantage of favourable policy conditions.
The report provides an evidence base for the URBAN GreenUP interventions In Liverpool to test and demonstrate NBS and provide the basis for upscaling the approach in the city, replicating the approach in follower cities and enabling exploitation in markets for NBS across the world.
Our diagnosis of the city has used the Eklipse methodology currently under development as a framework. Key performance indicators (KPIs) have been proposed for the city based on this framework. A number of these indicators have been identified as common across all three lead cities.
The diagnosis for Liverpool has used a wide range of data sources to describe the city, identify key issues to address, suggest types of green infrastructure interventions that might be considered and point to demonstration areas where more, in depth, assessment and specification of interventions can take place.
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