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The Value of Green Infrastructure Guide

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Categories: Climate Protection, Living Infrastructure, Resource Restoration

By: Center for Neighborhood Technology


This guide from the Center for Neighborhood Technology informs decision-makers and planners about the multiple benefits green infrastructure delivers to communities and guides communities in valuing the benefits of potential green infrastructure investments.

Green infrastructure is a network of stormwater management practices, such as green roofs, trees, rain gardens and permeable pavement, that can capture and infiltrate rain where it falls, reducing stormwater runoff and improving the health of surrounding waterways. In addition to reducing pollution, green infrastructure practices can also positively impact energy consumption, air quality, carbon reduction, property prices, recreation and other elements of community health and vitality. Moreover, green infrastructure practices can help communities adapt their infrastructure and build resilience in the face of a changing climate.