New Green Infrastructure Brandmark
Greening our cities is not just about making open spaces aesthetically pleasing. With urbanisation changing the shape and composition of our cities, major pressure on biodiversity, water resources, human health and wellbeing is increasing.
With growing public and private investment focused on infrastructure and accelerating urban renewal, it is essential that innovative partnerships are utilised to maximise the environmental, social and economic returns of natural assets such as green spaces within cities.
By integrating nature based solutions into mainstream urban policy and planning, construction and maintenance, our society will not only realise the co-benefits of green infrastructure, but we will create liveable cities for the future.
The National Green Infrastructure Network (NGIN) is a multidisciplinary group of passionate individuals from academia, government, private practice and industry striving to enable liveable and sustainable urban landscapes. NGIN enables cross-sector partnerships through research, support and outreach.
NGIN co-founder Leigh Staas (Macquarie University) asked RGC to create a new brandmark that would symbolise their stated aim of establishing an integrated range of natural assets into the built environment. The new brandmark was carefully crafted to reflect this network of green spaces and water systems (green infrastructure) tailored to the built environment. It has raised awareness of the new infrastructure network, contributed to the NGIN being commissioned by the NSW Environmental Trust to undertake the Urban Ecology Renewal Investigation Project and built strategic cross-institutional partnerships that leveraged a diverse range of expertise locally, nationally and internationally.