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Financing Green Infrastructure: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

The Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan (SDCP) is an “ambitious, community-driven, multi-species habitat conservation and urban growth planning process…intended to eventually set aside approximately 440,000 acres to help preserve sensitive species and critical wildlife habitat” (Friends of Saguaro National Park). In addition to habitat preservation, the plan aims to preserve cultural and historical resources. The SDCP […]

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s GI Plan for Cleveland

As the city of Cleveland, OH works to manage its stormwater in a more sustainable way and renew abandoned urban properties characterized by post-industrial blight, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NORSD) is contributing significantly by developing and implementing a Green Infrastructure (GI) Plan.  Overflow of stormwater into sewer systems spikes the “billions of gallons […]

Building community engagement capacity for Green Streets initiative in Arlington County

In Arlington County, green infrastructure strategies for stormwater and watershed retrofits are most often implemented at the neighborhood or site-scale.  With a commitment to and a valued tradition of community engagement known as “the Arlington Way,” the county has established the Office of Neighborhood Services to assist and coordinate preservation and improvement projects for building […]

Community Engagement through NGO Partnerships of the MetroGreen Alliance

According to Tom Jacobs, Environmental Program Director for the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), “green infrastructure is now an intrinsic part of the dialogue within the Kansas City metropolitan region.”  Much of this dialogue can be credited to the work of the MetroGreen Alliance, the organization network tasked with both building community support and coordinating local […]

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