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The Value of Green Infrastructure - A Guide to Recognizing Its Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits

What Is Green Infrastructure & Why Does It Matter? Green infrastructure (GI) is a network of decentralized stormwater management practices, such as green roofs, trees, rain gardens and permeable pavement, that can capture and infiltrate rain where it falls, thus reducing stormwater runoff and improving the health of surrounding waterways. While there are different scales of green infrastructure, this guide focuses on GI's benefits within the urban context...

Author: Center for Neighborhood Technology
Published date: 1/01/2009
Research type: Report


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