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Contains terms and definitions used in the reference book, the project and the structure of the Ontology.


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G

Geographic information system (GIS)

A mapping system to analyse and display geographically referenced information.

Green Cities Initiative

An initiative undertaken by Asian Development Bank (ADB), which represents a holistic way of thinking, and which is concerned with how to design the whole city in a way that is more sustainable, efficient, adaptive, and resilient.

Green Infrastructure (GI)

A network providing the “ingredients” for solving urban and climatic challenges by building with nature. It is also referred to as Blue-green infrastructure.

Groundwater

Water present in the sub-surface strata.

Gully

Structure to permit the entry of surface runoff into the sewer system. It is often fitted with a grating and a grit trap.