Recognizing the Value of Green Infrastructure

A new guidebook has been released that's aimed at helping planners and city officials to know which types of green infrastructure are worth investment.

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and American Rivers produced the new guide, titled "The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to Recognizing Its Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits."

"The guide fills an information gap that has until this point hampered widespread deployment of green infrastructure, defined here as a network of decentralized stormwater management practices such as green roofs, trees, rain gardens and permeable pavement. The Value of Green Infrastructure brings together current research on green infrastructure performance and presents methods for calculating related benefits in water management, energy, air quality, climate, and community livability.

This work extends initial research conducted in support of CNT's Green Values Calculator, a web-based tool that quickly compares the performance, costs, and benefits of green infrastructure to conventional stormwater practices."

Full Story: Landscape Performance Research: Monetizing the Value of Green Infrastructure

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