Green Infrastructure

With a growing body of research to support the construction of infrastructure that supports, protects, and even mimics natural systems, the American Society of Landscape Architects has released a guide to green infrastructure.
Sep 8, 2014   ASLA The Dirt
The city of Berkeley is undergoing a pilot installation of permeable pavement for a road calming project by Berkeley High School. The pilot has better storm water drainage, a smaller carbon footprint, and less maintenance than traditional asphalt.
Aug 13, 2014   Berkeleyside
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently announced the winners of its annual awards program, honoring the best of the best (at least in the juries’ opinions) in both Opinion
Nov 24, 2013   By Mark Hough
From permeable paving to green roofs, a number of cost-effective and sustainable strategies have emerged for managing water closer to where it falls, rather than directing it into pipes. SPUR explains 8 promising tools for managing stormwater.
Sep 14, 2013   SPUR Blog
Landscape architects are not given nearly enough recognition for being urbanists. Opinion
May 30, 2013   By Mark Hough
From traditional stormwater management to storm surge abatement and conserving drinking water and watersheds, green infrastructure improves our cities, explains Adrian Benepe of the Trust for Public Land.
Apr 22, 2013   Sustainable Cities Collective
Haiti has seen improvements since the 2010 earthquake. However, persistent challenges remain. Dave Hampton, architect and international development consultant for natural and built environment integration, writes about one in particular: ravines.
Mar 14, 2013   UrbDeZine.com
Kaid Benfield spotlights an innovative federal program that is "not very well known but deserves to be." The "Greening America’s Capitals" program aims to make America's state capitals showpieces for green infrastructure and green building practices.
Jan 30, 2013   NRDC Switchboard
Singapore de-channelizes an urban river as part of a plan to preserve more of its rainwater, creating a park in the process.
Jul 27, 2012   THE DIRT
Nate Berg looks at a new study analyzing the cost benefits of large-scale green infrastructure projects, which demonstrates that governments are wasting billions of dollars a year by not going green.
Apr 25, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Irmak Turan discusses agriculture's place in the city, as seen by a handful of Brooklyn activists. From stormwater absorption to community ties, these farms provide more than just fresh food for earthy hipsters.
Apr 4, 2012   Urban Omnibus