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1 The Natural Capital City – a blueprint for the future? UKWRIP 2014 Nick Grayson Climate Change & Sustainability Manager, “Metanoia”

2 The Natural Capital City – a blueprint for the future? UKWRIP 2014 Leader’s Statement – Birmingham a Global Green City; Birmingham’s Green Commission - Building a Green City, A Vision; Birmingham’s Green Commission – Carbon Roadmap; Birmingham Development Plan (Draft) – (7 principles); Birmingham’s sustainable development policy- SPD- (Draft)- A Green and Healthy City – (7 principles); Birmingham’s Green Living Spaces Plan, introduced 7 key principles; ecosystems approach and natural capital.

3 Key Partners Climate Risk Water Green Infrastructure Health & Well Being Biodiversity The LEP & Business Community + Resilience Planning Transport & Infrastructure The 9 piece jigsaw POLICY EVIDENCE DELIVERY Natural Capital City Model - Birmingham UKWRIP 2014 Green Infrastructure & Adaptation Delivery Group

4 UKWRIP 2014 BUCCANEER – Birmingham Urban Climate Change Adaptation Neighborhood Estimates of Environmental Risk

5 The Natural Capital City – a blueprint for the future? UKWRIP 2014 July 2012 – Physical Activity Non-communicable diseases represent a new frontier in the fight to improve global health. Worldwide, the increase in such diseases means that they are now responsible for more deaths than all other causes combined. Secretary General United Nations 2011

6 The Natural Capital City – a blueprint for the future? Birmingham – a global first Biodiversity* Local Climate * Recreation Education* Aesthetics & mobility * Flood risk

7 The Natural Capital City – a blueprint for the future? Birmingham – a global first Excess Years Life Lost at LSOA

8 Principle Output & Policy An Adapted City Plan for effects of the Urban Heat Island  Green roofs & walls  Street Canyons Research  Trees for cooling & thermal insulation The City ’ s Blue Network Develop a Blue Corridor & ’ Green Streets ’ Policy  Enhance and the wider Blue network.  SuDS & flood & water management  Enhance water quality & riparian habitat A Healthy City Adopt Natural Health Improvement Zones (NHIZ)  Introduce sustainable land management principles.  ‘ Be Active ’ neighbourhoods  Childhood development The City ’ s Productive Landscapes Endorse the Birmingham Forest & Tree Bond  Promote allotments  Facilitate community food growing, orchards, and woodlands  Embed biomass production The City ’ s Greenways Adopt A Walkable City  Greenway networks  “ Quiet Roads ”  Permissive access rights The City ’ s Ecosystem Develop an Ecosystem City Model Ecosystem Evaluation of Birmingham ’ s GI and Trees  Explore new funding mechanisms & joint partnerships  Biodiversity mapping The City ’ s Green Living Spaces Adopt Integrated Area Plans  Protection of natural & built heritage  Integrate public health concerns  Sustainable tree planting policy  Introduce a Birmingham GI Index

9 UKWRIP 2014 The Natural Capital City – a blueprint for the future? A Natural Capital Approach Natural Capital City Model Ecosystem Services categories & New city supply and demand maps for location Multiple Benefits Stakeholders & Co-investors Returns on Investment

10 CAP NE NT RSPB WT FC Etc. Deficits OUTCOMES ? Aggregate current spend CAPEX 25 YEAR PLAN (5 year budgets) OPEX Who is Responsible? What is the equation?How is it delivered? DRAFT NATURAL CAPITAL COMMITTEE NATIONAL PLAN The Natural Capital City – a blueprint for the future? UKWRIP 2014

11 Biodiversity & Open Space Organisations Catchment Management Organisations Community Economic & Capacity Organisations Climate Science Organisations Transport Organisations Business & Growth Organisations Health & well-being Organisations Deficits of capitals and information OUTCOMES Resources- Map all capitals and information CAPEX 25 YEAR PLAN (5 year budgets) OPEX DRAFT BIRMINGHAM NATURAL CAPITAL CITY PLAN BIRMINGHAM Etc. Who is Responsible?What is the equation?How is it delivered? The Natural Capital City – a blueprint for the future? UKWRIP 2014

12 The Natural Capital City – a blueprint for the future? UKWRIP Cities that achieve a deep affinity with nature Milwaukee San Francisco Birmingham Wellington Vittoria- Gastiez Milwaukee Rio de Janeiro Montreal OsloPerth Birmingham San Fransisco


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