PERFECT Interreg project - Planning for Green Infrastructure

PERFECT (Planning for Environment and Resource Efficiency in European Cities and Towns) is a 5 year, €2 million project co-funded by INTERREG Europe which began in January 2017. The Lead Partner is the Town and Country Planning Association.

The purpose of the PERFECT project is to raise awareness and promote the multiple benefits of Green Infrastructure through research and practical actions. We will use what we learn to improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes, in particular those investing in jobs and growth.  More information about the project and the partners can be found on the PERFECT Interreg Europe website and in the project brochure.

Continue reading

The project aims to: 

  • Identify and analyse good practice in the use of Green Infrastructure to deliver a number of benefits (these may include for example health and wellbeing, access to nature, flood prevention and others);
  • Influence and improve the way that new projects and policies are developed and used by fully engaging people who make decisions on them on the socio-economic benefits of Green Infrastructure;
  • Increase the professional capacity of key people in the public and private sectors in delivering new projects; and
  • Develop Action Plans for each partner that focus on the policy changes needed to influence an increase in strategic investment in Green Infrastructure.

Specifically in Cornwall, we will:

  • Raise the profile of Green Infrastructure in Cornwall and create a clearer understanding of the numerous benefits of it by creating new guidance and increasing our knowledge through working on projects such as the St Austell Resilient Regeneration (STARR) project; and 
  • Identify the value of Green Infrastructure investment through working with organisations and key people, raising awareness and promoting funding bids and investment in GI, especially for:
    • Business and investment decision makers;
    • Communities creating Neighbourhood Plans and other delivery documents or mechanisms (such as Community Led Local Development Investments);
    • Cornwall Council and other decision makers

Our partners in the project are:

  • The Town and Country Planning Association (lead partner)
  • Social Ascention of Somogy Development, Communication and Education Nonprofit Ltd (Hungary)
  • Provincial Government of Styria (Austria)
  • City of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (Slovenia)
  • Bratislava Karlova Ves Municipality (Slovakia)
  • Municipality of Ferrara (Italy)