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Despite the potential of applying a green infrastructure (GI) approach in cities, traditional approaches to urban planning and infrastructure development continue to dominate, in part because of the lack of systematic evidence in GI to support decision making and project
implementation.

This report, as the third in the series, builds on the foundations laid in the first two reports and phases of the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) Green Assets and Infrastructure project. This project has progressed from establishing the theoretical potential of applying green infrastructure in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) to exploring ways in which the theoretical GI approach could be applied in this context. This report demonstrates how a number of GI projects have been implemented, and provides practical guidance for applying a GI approach more systematically throughout Gauteng. This report presents the application of a GI approach in technical detail to further establish the case, and specifically speaks to practical aspects that might be of particular interest to project managers and government officials.