The Tool is well suited to assessing development projects ranging in size from a collection of houses to a block-by-block infill development to an entire subdivision
Philadelphia – report cover
Philadelphia is setting a national model for smarter, greener ways to clean up troubled rivers, lakes and beaches. The city is pioneering a broad investment in measures that deliver dramatically improve overall health and quality of life.
Sustainable Service Delivery Links Land Use Planning, Watershed Health and ‘Infrastructure Liability’
“The term Sustainable Service Delivery describes a life-cycle way of thinking about infrastructure needs and how to pay for those needs over time. The link between asset management and protection of a community’s natural resources is emerging as an important piece in Sustainable Service Delivery,” states Glen Brown.
“The urban forest needs to be recognized as that key element of green infrastructure,” said Paul Hambidge, an arborist with the City. “It’s a very precious asset. We need to preserve and maintain that as well as enhance it for the future.”
“Sustainable and Resilient Communities” by Stephen Coyle is step-by-step guidebook for urban planners and urban designers explains how to create and implement an actionable plan for making neighborhoods, communities, and regions more environmentally healthy, resource-conserving, and economically resilient.
Fiscal constraints provide a powerful impetus for doing business differently. Green infrastructure is part of a holistic approach to ‘achieve more with less’
Steve Winkleman (120p)
Center for Clean Air Policy
Communities can benefit from increased resilience to climate impacts, while reaping multiple co-benefits through improvements in land-value, quality of life, public health, and hazard mitigation.
Robert Hicks (120p) – Metro Vancouver
The genesis for ISMPs was a desire to integrate the community, engineering, planning and environmental perspectives. Local governments knew they had to do business differently to protect or restore watershed health.
Quezon City, Philippines
The city government is a pioneer among local government units in the country in the adoption and implementation of green building infrastructure.
“And in the face of international scientific consensus on the reality and risks of climate change and global warming, Canada’s engineers have decided it’s time deal with the impacts, which are already being felt in many regions of the country,” wrote Richard L. Rogers