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Complex and Useful: Green Is Infrastructure

April 11, 2015 by The Nature of Cities

Green Infrastructure Complexity

This report, in line with the current principles of sustainability, discusses green infrastructure as the visible expression of natural and human ecosystem processes that work across scales and contexts to provide multiple benefits for people and their environments.[read more]

Four Ways In Which Climate-Smart Cities Use Green Infrastructure To Create Resilience

February 5, 2015 by The Dirt ASLA

Green Infrastructure and Resilience

The Trust for Public Land is examining how to implement green infrastructure to make cities more “climate smart”. According to Breece Robertson, the Trust’s geographic information systems (GIS) director, climate-smart cities use green infrastructure in these four ways.[read more]

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Call for Imaginative Design to Build Green Infrastructure in Our Cities

August 29, 2014 by David Thorpe

Arup's vision of a fully greened city.

Cities Alive: Rethinking Green Infrastructure from the Landscape Institute and Arup shows how the incorporation of green infrastructure with imaginative design can help to create healthier, safer and more prosperous cities. It calls for green infrastructure to have a much more influential role in the planning and design of cities and urban environments.[read more]

Treating Trees as Actual Infrastructure

July 20, 2014 by Leda Marritz

A couple of weeks ago my brother sent me a link to a story on WNYC about the variable mortality rates for trees that were planted as part of New York City’s Million Trees initiative. We’ve seen the uneven outcomes of planting efforts like these before, and New York is no exception.[read more]

Agriculture Department to Demonstrate Green Infrastructure, Organic Farming in DC 'Outdoor Museum'

June 30, 2014 by Kaid Benfield

Green Infrastructure and Outdoor Museums

 

One of the more thoughtful landscaping undertakings I have seen will be installed over the next fifteen years on, appropriately enough, the grounds of the US Department of Agriculture headquarters. The site is prominently placed on the National Mall just steps away from the Washington Monument.[read more]

Greening London's Motorways to Create a New Future for the City

April 9, 2014 by This Big City

Green London Roads

Driving into London by car is an oddly seamless experience. The motorway never relents, meaning that motorists can dissect the capital’s suburban semis and Georgian terraces to float into the heart of Zone 1 without ever having to leave the luxury of three lanes.[read more]

How Green Infrastructure Investments Can Create Commercial Property Value

December 26, 2013 by Kaid Benfield

Green Infrastructure

A new publication from my colleagues shows how green infrastructure practices – integrating nature strategically into urban environments to control runoff and enhance other environmental values – can help advance the bottom line for the commercial real estate sector.[read more]

The New Philadelphia Story Is About Green Infrastructure

December 21, 2013 by The Dirt ASLA

Philly Green Infrastructure

The green infrastructure plan Philly is moving forward with will only cost $1.2 billion over 25 years. Some $800 million of that will go directly to green infrastructure projects in the city, while $200 million will go to further strengthening the city’s water treatment plants.[read more]

Green Infrastructure Is Becoming Mainstream

June 13, 2013 by The Dirt ASLA

Mainstreaming Green Insfrastructure

Green infrastructure is now big time, given the head of water for the Environmental Protection Agency is now promoting its benefits.[read more]

Lessons from the Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit

May 22, 2013 by Future Cape Town

summit attendees

Imagine a future for urban Africa in which free thinking reigns supreme, roof tops are adorned with urban parks, and the streets are littered with electric powered scooters.[read more]

Beyond PR: Services and Disservices of Urban Green Infrastructure

May 19, 2013 by The Nature of Cities

urban green infrastructure

How do the benefits of urban green infrastructure stack up against the costs? We need to better understand the services and disservices of green infrastructure for improved planning and management of urban ecosystems.[read more]

European Commission: Boost for Green Infrastructure

May 13, 2013 by Geoff Wilkinson

Building green infrastructure is often a good investment for nature, for the economy and for jobs. We should provide solutions that work with nature instead of against it, where that makes economic and environmental sense.[read more]