Example goals and objectives when planning green infrastructure. Also see Multiple benefits of green stormwater infrastructure.
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|Example goals||Example objectives|
|Improve water quality, especially in areas with impaired or polluted waterways||Install GSI upland of waterways
Preserve buffer zones around waterways
|Alleviate recurring local flooding issues||Install infiltration-based GSI.
Reduce imperviousness through GSI
|“Green” highly impervious or urban areas to reduce the urban heat island effect||Increase tree canopy
Reduce imperviousness through vegetation-based GSI practices like bioretention practice
|Provide a neighborhood or community amenity||Incorporate GSI as part of a larger neighborhood amenity like a pocket park or playground|
|Increase biodiversity and native habitat||Use native vegetation as part of a GSI project|
|Address socio-environmental issues in the community||Incorporate GSI as part of an overarching strategy to address socio-environmental concerns|
|Reduce costs and/or increasing effectiveness of stormwater management||Select stormwater practices that are most cost cost effective (e.g. have lowest cost per unit of pllutant reduced)|