Tag Archives: Green Infrastructure

Webinar: NACTO’s Urban Street Stormwater Guide

By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm. With thoughtful design, GSI can bolster strategies to provide a safe and pleasant walking and biking experience, efficient and reliable transit service, and safer streets for all users. Join NACTO, River Network, and Island Press for an up close look at the Urban Street Stormwater Guide, and learn... Read more

Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement

​Green infrastructure can help to maximize the environmental, economic, and social benefits of parks. This report includes recommendations on the types of projects that are most likely to attract positive attention and funding, and which provide a wide range of benefits. Read report... Read more

Framework and Tools for Quantifying Green Infrastructure Co-Benefits and Linking with Triple Bottom Line Analysis

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is seeking proposals to list and quantify the multiple benefits of implementing green infrastructure (GI) using cost-benefit type of analysis to cover economic, environmental, and social aspects for stormwater management and relevant programs. The objective of this effort is to develop a framework and tool for quantifying the multiple benefits of implementing GI and evaluating the economic, environmental/ecological, and social values of GI. Applications due June 19. Learn more and apply... Read more

As Green Infrastructure Pioneers, Philadelphia is Primed for Workforce Development

​Philadelphia has embarked on a multi-generational, multi-billion-dollar program that is not only addressing stormwater runoff and sewer overflows, but providing new job opportunities, better preparing the city for climate change, and creating neighborhoods that are greener, more vibrant places for our residents to live, learn, work and play. Read more... Read more

Naturally Resilient Communities

Green infrastructure can play a crucial role in helping to reduce flood risk, while also providing a wide variety of additional benefits, including improved water quality, enhanced recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat. In this free webinar from the American Planning Association, planning professionals from Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; and Pierce County, WA will discuss how they are using green infrastructure to address community flood risk. This webinar will also feature a description and demonstration of the Naturally Resilient Communities web-based... Read more

Grey to Green Conference

This interdisciplinary conference is the leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits and growth of the green infrastructure industry. Grey to Green also includes a trade show, cutting-edge workshops which include tours of outstanding Toronto projects, and networking events. Learn more and register... Read more

Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate

​This ULI report brings together an analysis of the stormwater policy landscape and an introduction to a variety of real estate development projects that have responded to them. After outlining the reasons that stormwater management is important to cities, this report introduces a series of real estate case studies and a range of types of stormwater policies. The case studies come from locations across the United States and present both innovations in stormwater management and positive financial, operational, or design... Read more

The Greening of Minnesota’s Urban Rooftops

​ Vegetative roofs have become more common as developers and building owners go green to save money and reduce their environmental footprints. For communities, green roofs can reduce stormwater runoff into sewer systems. For building owners, they can cut energy consumption by acting as a buffer against the sun, slicing air conditioning costs and roof maintenance. Read more... Read more
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