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GreenBlue Urban Launches V2 of Highways and Utility Guide

25 Oct 2023 | BALI Member News

Accredited Supplier, GreenBlue Urban, is thrilled to announce the launch of Version 2 of their Highways and Utility Guide. This updated edition of the guide is a testament to the organisation's commitment to enhancing urban environments, preserving the value of trees in our towns and cities, and fostering greater collaboration in the industry.

The new version of the guide boasts invaluable contributions from a range of esteemed collaborators, emphasising the importance of tree planting along highways, adoption, and maintenance. Notable contributors include Hen Abbott from Gloucestershire County Council, who brings unique insights into the world of urban tree management and protection.

Kent County Council and AJS Flood Risk Consulting have jointly crafted an innovative trees and utility study report, showcasing their commitment to advancing sustainable urban development practices. This groundbreaking research guide will undoubtedly serve as a valuable resource for professionals and enthusiasts in the field.

Also, in support of a visionary project spearheaded by our industry friend, Alan Simpson of Leeds Beckett University. The White Forest project aligns with GreenBlue Urban's mission to promote the benefits of urban trees and their vital role in enhancing the aesthetic and environmental quality of our urban landscapes.

As part of GreenBlue’s continued innovation, the new edition highlights the enhancement of the RootSpace System. Using an updated recycled polypropylene blend and rigorous load-bearing testing has provided higher load-bearing performance characteristics.  This means that the revolutionary system can be used in a variety of infrastructure scenarios as supported by its BBA Certification.

The guide is rich with new and updated case studies, showcasing successful collaborations with forward-thinking local authorities such as Adur and Worthing and Bradford Metropolitan Council. These testimonials underscore the positive impact of GreenBlue Urban's solutions on urban environments.

In addition to tree planting, GreenBlue Urban's commitment to Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) and Highways development is evident. The ongoing demand for raingardens, among other infrastructure innovations, is met with a variety of solutions and expertise from GreenBlue Urban.

GreenBlue Urban emphasises a more collaborative approach to addressing underground constraints, working closely with planners, and adopting a policy-led approach to create sustainable, green urban spaces.

The launch of GreenBlue Urban's Highways and Utility Guide Version 2 marks a significant milestone in the quest for more sustainable and green urban environments. This comprehensive resource will undoubtedly inspire and guide planners, designers, and installers on their journey to a healthier and sustainable urban future.

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