First Steps in Valuing Trees and Green Infrastructure
Compiles accessible information and advice about the use of economic valuation approaches for trees and green infrastructure, which tool or method to choose and how to get started.
Many tools and methods are now available for valuing trees and other green infrastructure assets. How do they compare? Can they all be used for the same purpose? Can the use of valuation really help achieve better decision-making on environmental assets? This short guide produced in partnership with the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) and the School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Science of the University of Birmingham aims to provide some basic, accessible answers.
It introduces the scenarios where valuation can be used as a mechanism to deliver a positive change in the way that policy, investment, design and management decisions affect environmental assets. It provides a range of tips and questions to consider when embarking on a valuation project, explains the applicability, strengths and limitations of some of the main valuation tools available in the UK, and offers some case studies illustrating good practice.
Listen to presentations about the use of valuation to inform decisions on trees and green infrastructure
On 19th September 2018, TDAG, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) hosted a joint workshop on valuing trees and other green infrastructure in the urban environment. This joint event provided an overview of the tools available, and the contexts in which they are most appropriate. Audio recordings of the presentations and slide decks are available here.
The event was chaired by Michael Barker (RTPI and TDAG), and presenters included: