Quantifying the economic value of green infrastructure’s benefits is the key to helping municipalities adopt this innovative and cost-effective rainwater management approach, according to a new report by the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and American Rivers.
“When you do the math, the benefits of green infrastructure really add up,” said Betsy Otto, Vice President for Conservation and Strategic Partnerships at American Rivers. “This guide will help communities decide where, when, and to what extent green infrastructure practices should be incorporated into their planning, development and redevelopment activities.”
Green Infrastructure as a Centrepiece of the Urban World
In addition, click on Urban Leaders Showcase Green Infrastructure, Sustainability Connection at Philadelphia Conference — In December 2010, green infrastructure leaders from around the United States gathered to discuss how agencies can dovetail each other’s efforts within a city to maximize benefits for the public. “We needed this conference to share innovations and learn from each other’s experience,” said Howard Neukrug, Chair of the Urban Water Sustainability Council and Deputy of Sustainability for the Philadelphia Water Department.