Investing in urban nature-based solutions at a place-based scale can help build resilience to climate change and meet increasing citizen demand for accessible, functional green space. Use our Local Authorities report and other resources to help inform your planning locally.

 

 

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Will Horsfall, Environment and Climate Change Team Leader at Salford City Council, explains how IGNITION helped the city council make the case for urban nature-based solutions.

Resources

Evidence and tools

Investing in a Greener Greater Manchester: A nature-based solutions investment guide for local authorities

external | 15th Jul 21

This guide outlines a range of innovative investment and management opportunities for local authorities, demonstrating the benefits and the feasibility of large scale, public-sector-led nature-based solutions delivery.

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Blended public-private investments for developing urban green infrastructure

external | 2021

Fact sheet looking at Manchester’s solutions to developing sustainable financingmodels for urban green infrastructure.

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User guide – IGNITION nature-based solutions evidence base

external | Jul 20

This user guide outlines how you can make use of the IGNITION evidence base.

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IGNITION nature-based solutions evidence base headline findings report

external | Jul 20

This report offers an overview of the findings from the IGNITION project’s evidence base.

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Evidence review methodology – IGNITION nature-based solutions evidence base

external | Jul 20

This report offers an overview of the review methodology from the IGNITION project’s evidence base.

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How to use IGNITION nature-based solutions webinar (video)

external | 20th Aug 20

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Sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) evidence database

external | Jul 20

The IGNITION nature-based solutions evidence base is a catalogue of evidence on the benefits of five different types of nature-based solution. This resource covers sustainable drainage systems.

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Green spaces evidence database

external | Jul 20

The IGNITION nature-based solutions evidence base is a catalogue of evidence on the benefits of five different types of nature-based solution. This resource covers green spaces.

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Street trees evidence database

external | Jul 20

The IGNITION nature-based solutions evidence base is a catalogue of evidence on the benefits of five different types of nature-based solution. This resource covers street trees.

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Fact sheets and reports

Investing in parks toolkit

pdf | Apr 22

IGNITION project guide to ways in which we can accelerate investing in our parks.

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Investing in Green Roofs toolkit

pdf | Apr 22

IGNITION project guide to transforming roof space to support nature and climate adaptation.

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Business-led green regeneration toolkit

pdf | Apr 22

IGNITION project guide to incorporating nature-based solutions in the regeneration of high-streets, retail centres and other urban retail areas.

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Creating green educational spaces at schools toolkit

pdf | Apr 22

IGNITION project guide to support and resources that can help you create green educational spaces at your school

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IGNITION Project Investor Confidence Report

pdf | May 22

Understanding investor confidence in the green infrastructure and nature-based solutions sectors

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IGNITION Interim Report

external | Apr 21

This report provides insight into progress on the IGNITION project.

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IGNITION interim report (accessible HTML web page)

external | Apr 21

This report provides insight into progress on the IGNITION project.

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The IGNITION project: Nature-based solutions (NBS)

external | 2020

Fact sheet offering an introduction to nature-based solutions.

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The IGNITION project: Climate change and the need for nature-based solutions

external | 2020

Fact sheet detailing the impact of climate change on Greater Manchester and how nature-based solutions could help the city region.

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The IGNITION project: A baseline for nature-based solutions

external | 2020

Fact sheet about the IGNITION project’s baseline for nature-based solutions.

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The IGNITION project: Building a business case for nature-based solutions

external | 2020

Fact sheet on building a business case for nature-based solutions.

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The IGNITION project: SUDS-enabled trees

external | 2020

Fact sheet on sustainable drainage system enabled trees

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The IGNITION project: Urban green spaces and business

external | 2020

Fact sheet looking at why green spaces are good for businesses

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The IGNITION project: Nature-based solutions for health

external | 2020

Fact sheet on the health benefits that nature-based solutions can bring

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Manchester City Finance Lab Report

pdf | March 2022

Report on proposals for the Lower City River Park, part of the Northern Gateway Joint Venture.

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Case studies and webinars

Investing In Nature: Lessons from Greater Manchester event webinars

external | March 2022

Watch webinar sessions from the IGNITION project’s final stakeholder event, held on 30 March 2022

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Financing green roofs – Stockport Interchange case study

external | 2020

Case study looking at the design and analysis of the green roof at Stockport Interchange

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Financing parks – Salford heat pump case study

external | 2020

Case study looking at the design and analysis of the heat pumps in Salford

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Financing sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) – Dales Brow case study

external | 2020

Case study looking at how SUDS have been used at Dales Brow, Salford

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Living Lab virtual tour video

external | 2021

Video tour of the Living Lab at the University of Salford, which showcases the benefits of nature-based solutions.

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