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Greening the Grey: Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Development – Institutional Analysis

This 2013 report is one outcome of a multi-year project funded by the US Forest Service and completed in cooperation with the National Association of Regional Councils, with the goal of mapping and evaluating the support system for green infrastructure planning in the US – a system that has changed dramatically over the study period […]

NRDC Report on Value of GI for Commerical Real Estate

The Natural Resources Defense Council recently released a report titled The Green Edge: How Commercial Property Investment in Green Infrastructure Creates Value, on the value green infrastructure features can bring to commercial properties.  Recognizing that in many cases, the cost of installation will often exceed the value of credits earned (if an incentive structure is […]

EPA releases 2013 GI Strategic Agenda

The EPA announced their 2013 Green Infrastructure Strategic Agenda, building on previous 2008 and 2011 agendas.  The five key areas addressed in this agenda, and the objectives identified include: Federal Coordination: Objectives – Leverage existing federal partnerships; Continue federal dialogue on critical barriers and knowledge gaps; Demonstrate commitment to green infrastructure through federal projects;  Develop […]

Portland’s Tips for Selling Green Stormwater Solutions

Part of the challenge with green infrastructure is that it goes against the norm of what we expect as public works projects to manage water.  Infrastructure is either invisible because it’s underground or above our heads, or it’s become so common that we don’t even notice.  So introducing green infrastructure solutions, while in some cases […]

Green infrastructure in the headlines

A recent report by Jim Robbins posted on the Yale e360 blog about the  benefits of green infrastructure was picked up by several major news sources including The Guardian and Christian Science Monitor.  The articles tout the economic efficiency of green infrastructure solutions, primarily as a stormwater management strategy, but also acknowledging the broader range of benefits […]

Green vs. Green – Stormwater management in Central Pennsylvania

Tim Stuhldreher’s article Green vs. green: Stormwater management balances environment, cost in the Central Penn Business Journal addresses developers in the Susquehanna River watershed, If you’re a developer, chances are you’ve been including more “green infrastructure” for stormwater management in your projects  — open areas where the ground can absorb rainwater, thickly planted stream buffers, […]

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