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URGP – Partners

Forest Research coordinates the activities of the Urban Regeneration and Greenspace Partnership (URGP). The founding members of the URGP include:


Forest Research’s Land Regeneration and Urban Greenspace Group hosts the URGP which provides information on maximising the benefits of green infrastructure (GI) to community groups, local authorities, planners, developers, researchers and non-government organisations.

Forest Research, the research agency of the Forestry Commission, aims to provide research services relevant to UK and international forestry interests to inform and support forestry’s contribution to UK governmental policies.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) aims to support and develop British farming and encourage sustainable food production; help to enhance the environment and biodiversity to improve quality of life; and support a strong and sustainable green economy, resilient to climate change.

The Green Infrastructure Partnership (GIP) is a rapidly growing network of more than 450 people and organisations that support the creation, enhancement and promotion of GI in the UK to improve quality of life, health, ecological diversity, resilience to climate change and economic attractiveness. The GIP is managed by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), England’s oldest charity concerned with planning and the environment. The TCPA campaigns for a good home in a high quality environment for everyone.

The Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) aims to develop sustainable communities in all regions.

Homes and Communities Agency aims to create the opportunity for people to live in high quality, sustainable places by providing affordable housing and creating new employment and leisure facilities.

The Forestry Commission aims to protect and expand Britain’s forests and woodlands and increase their value to society and the environment.

Natural England aims to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.

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