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*[https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/stormwater-management-low-impact-development-and-green-infrastructure Stormwater management: Low-impact development and green infrastructure]: MPCA website with general information and numerous links
 
*[https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/stormwater-management-low-impact-development-and-green-infrastructure Stormwater management: Low-impact development and green infrastructure]: MPCA website with general information and numerous links
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_infrastructure Green infrastructure - wikipedia]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_infrastructure Green infrastructure - wikipedia]
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==Recommended listserves==
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*[https://www.epa.gov/G3/forms/join-g3-digest G3 Digest]: "The G3 Digest" is designed to incorporate and disseminate information on sustainable products and practices related to sustainable transportation, green infrastructure, innovative storm water management, low impact development, context sensitive solutions, and innovations in transportation and community planning, economics, career development, policy, legislation and funding.
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*[https://rcap.org/epa-launches-green-infrastructure-listserv/ EPA GreenStream]
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*[http://www.deeproot.com/blog/post_notification_header Deeproot]
  
 
==Websites with extensive information on green infrastructure==
 
==Websites with extensive information on green infrastructure==
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*[http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=464958&deepNav_GID=1654 Municipal Outreach for Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development]. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Contains links to a wide range of information, including projects, brochures, and case studies.
 
*[http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=464958&deepNav_GID=1654 Municipal Outreach for Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development]. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Contains links to a wide range of information, including projects, brochures, and case studies.
 
*[https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/clean-water/green-infrastructure/ American Rivers - Green Infrastructure main page]. Provides numerous links to more detailed information and reports on GI.
 
*[https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/clean-water/green-infrastructure/ American Rivers - Green Infrastructure main page]. Provides numerous links to more detailed information and reports on GI.
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*[http://www.phillywatersheds.org/what_were_doing/green_infrastructure Green Stormwater Infrastructure]. Philadelphia Water Department. Link is to main page but additional links exist for tools, programs, projects, and more.
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*[http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/stormwater/using_green_infra_to_manage_stormwater.shtml NYC Green Infrastructure Program]. New York City. Links to information on GI practices, reports, standards and specifications, demonstration projects, and more.
  
 
==Green infrastructure manuals and guides==
 
==Green infrastructure manuals and guides==
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*[http://www.sustainabletechnologies.ca/wp/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/low-impact-development/low-impact-development-stormwater-management-planning-and-design-guide/ Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Planning and Design Guide]. Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program, Toronto and Region Conservation. "The guide was developed to provide engineers, ecologists and planners with up-to-date information and direction on landscape-based stormwater management planning and low impact development stormwater management practices".
 
*[http://www.sustainabletechnologies.ca/wp/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/low-impact-development/low-impact-development-stormwater-management-planning-and-design-guide/ Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Planning and Design Guide]. Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program, Toronto and Region Conservation. "The guide was developed to provide engineers, ecologists and planners with up-to-date information and direction on landscape-based stormwater management planning and low impact development stormwater management practices".
 
*[http://chesapeakestormwater.net/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2015/11/WSA_manual_lowres.pdf Watershed Stewards Academy Rainscaping Manual]. Watershed Stewards Academy. The goal of this manual is to provide a resource to  design, install, and maintain Conservation Landscaping and stormwater management practices suited primarily to residential and small commercial or institutional properties.
 
*[http://chesapeakestormwater.net/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2015/11/WSA_manual_lowres.pdf Watershed Stewards Academy Rainscaping Manual]. Watershed Stewards Academy. The goal of this manual is to provide a resource to  design, install, and maintain Conservation Landscaping and stormwater management practices suited primarily to residential and small commercial or institutional properties.
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*[https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/documents/green-infrastructure.pdf Enhancing Sustainable Communities with Green Infrastructure] - A Guide to Help Communities Better Manage Stormwater While Achieving Other Environmental, Public Health, Social, and Economic Benefits. EPA 100-R-14-006, October 2014.
  
 
==Papers on green infrastructure and sustainable stormwater management==
 
==Papers on green infrastructure and sustainable stormwater management==
 
*[https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135412003569 Key issues for sustainable urban stormwater management]. Water Research. Volume 46, Issue 20, 15 December 2012, Pages 6787-6798.
 
*[https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135412003569 Key issues for sustainable urban stormwater management]. Water Research. Volume 46, Issue 20, 15 December 2012, Pages 6787-6798.
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*[https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43131.pdf Green Infrastructure and Issues in Managing Urban Stormwater]. Copeland (2016), Congressional Research Service report prepared for members and committees of Congress.
  
==Benefit-Cost==
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==Benefits and cost==
 
*[https://www.cnt.org/sites/default/files/publications/CNT_Value-of-Green-Infrastructure.pdf The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to Recognizing Its Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits] - Produced by the Center for Neighborhood Technology. 2010. "This guide distills key considerations involved in assessing the economic merits of green infrastructure practices. It examines the steps necessary to calculate a variety of performance benefits gained by implementing GI strategies and then, where possible, demonstrates simplified illustrative examples that estimate the magnitude and value of these benefits."
 
*[https://www.cnt.org/sites/default/files/publications/CNT_Value-of-Green-Infrastructure.pdf The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to Recognizing Its Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits] - Produced by the Center for Neighborhood Technology. 2010. "This guide distills key considerations involved in assessing the economic merits of green infrastructure practices. It examines the steps necessary to calculate a variety of performance benefits gained by implementing GI strategies and then, where possible, demonstrates simplified illustrative examples that estimate the magnitude and value of these benefits."
 
*[https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-01/documents/final_gi_best_practices_guide_12-9-15.pdf Financing Green Infrastructure: A Best Practices Guide for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund]. US EPA.
 
*[https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-01/documents/final_gi_best_practices_guide_12-9-15.pdf Financing Green Infrastructure: A Best Practices Guide for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund]. US EPA.
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*[https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-10/documents/cnt-lancaster-report-508_1.pdf The Economic Benefits of Green Infrastructure A Case Study of Lancaster, PA]. US EPA (2012).
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*[http://stormwater.wef.org/2014/04/water-wellness/ Water and Wellness: Green Infrastructure for Health Co-Benefits]. Water Environment Federation Stormwater Report, April 2, 2014. A fairly comprehensive summary of benefits to the environment and human well-being.
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*[https://www.asla.org/uploadedFiles/CMS/Government_Affairs/Federal_Government_Affairs/Banking%20on%20Green%20HighRes.pdf BANKING ON GREEN: A Look at How Green Infrastructure Can Save Municipalities Money and Provide Economic Benefits Community-wide]. A Joint Report by American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation, the American Society of Landscape Architects and ECONorthwest April 2012.
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*[https://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/urgp_benefits_of_green_infrastructure.pdf/$file/urgp_benefits_of_green_infrastructure.pdf Benefits of green infrastructure]. Report by Forest Research. 2010.
  
 
==Projects and case studies==
 
==Projects and case studies==
 
*[https://www.epa.gov/green-infrastructure/tools-strategies-and-lessons-learned-epa-green-infrastructure-technical Tools, Strategies and Lessons Learned from EPA Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Projects]. Since 2012 EPA has supported technical assistance projects in communities across the country. This report summarizes successes and lessons learned from this effort.
 
*[https://www.epa.gov/green-infrastructure/tools-strategies-and-lessons-learned-epa-green-infrastructure-technical Tools, Strategies and Lessons Learned from EPA Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Projects]. Since 2012 EPA has supported technical assistance projects in communities across the country. This report summarizes successes and lessons learned from this effort.
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==Green infrastructure organizations and programs==
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*[https://masterwaterstewards.org/by-the-numbers/ Master Water Stewards]  Developed by the Freshwater Society, the master water stewards program is a volunteer education and outreach program.  Stewards participate in a training curriculum and install green infrastructure practices. 
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*[https://metroblooms.org/ Metro Blooms] is a nonprofit organization that partners with property owners and many organizations to promote environmentally sound gardening and landscaping, including green infrastructure practices.
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*[http://www.blue-thumb.org/ Blue Thumb] is a public/private partnership that promotes ecologically functional landscapes – like native plants, raingardens, and shoreline stabilization projects – to reduce runoff and improve water quality.
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*[https://greenstep.pca.state.mn.us/ Minnesota GreenStep Cities] is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals.
  
 
==Videos and webcasts==
 
==Videos and webcasts==
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrY1ohMLXiM&feature=youtu.be&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery Towerside District Stormwater: A New Model of Green Infrastructure]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrY1ohMLXiM&feature=youtu.be&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery Towerside District Stormwater: A New Model of Green Infrastructure]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxqxEqnHIKw&feature=youtu.be Green Streets: The Road to Clean Water]. US EPA video on green streets.
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxqxEqnHIKw&feature=youtu.be Green Streets: The Road to Clean Water]. US EPA video on green streets.
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==Green infrastructure events==
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Past events:
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*[http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/landconservationcleanwater.aspx 2009 Land Conservation Clean Water Summit]
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*[http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/cleanwaterclimatechangeadaptationsummit.aspx 2010 Clean Water Climate Change Adaptation Summit]
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*[http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/2011greeninfrastructurecleanwater.aspx  2011 Clean Water Summit]
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*[http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/2012greeninfrastructurecleanwater_essentialsoil.aspx  2012 Clean Water Summit]
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*[http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/2013CleanWaterSummit.aspx 2013 Clean Water Summit]
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*[http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/2014CleanWaterSummit.aspx 2014 Clean Water Summit]
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*[http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/2015CleanWaterSummit.aspx 2015 Clean Water Summit]
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*[http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/2016CleanWaterSummit.aspx 2016 Clean Water Summit]
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*[https://cceevents.umn.edu/2013-international-low-impact-development-symposium 2013 International LID Symposium]
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==Cities, states, and regions with green infrastructure plans==
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*[https://www.freshcoast740.com/application/files/7015/0427/9920/MMSDGIP_FinalMMSDGIP_Final.pdf Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District]
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*City of New York
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**[http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/green_infrastructure/NYCGreenInfrastructurePlan_LowRes.pdf plan]
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**[http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/green_infrastructure/gi_annual_report_2017.pdf annual reports]
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*[http://documents.philadelphiawater.org/gsi/GSI_Planning_and_Design_Manual.pdf City of Philadelphia GSI Planning and Design Manual]
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*[https://www.dvrpc.org/Reports/15066.pdf City of Chester, PA; GSI Infrastructure Plan]
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*[https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/OSE/GSI_Strategy_Nov_2015.pdf GSI in Seattle]
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*[http://www.uni-groupusa.org/PDF/Vermont%20GSI_Work_Plan_Final.pdf State of Vermont GSI Agency Work Plans]
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*[https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?t=60173.75&BlobID=73422 City of Palo Alto California GSI Plan]
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*[http://www.georgetownclimate.org/adaptation/toolkits/green-infrastructure-toolkit/introduction.html Green Infrastructure Toolkit:  Georgetown Climate Center]

Latest revision as of 13:38, 18 February 2020

image of disconnection practice
Stormwater disconnection practice routing roof runoff to a perennial garden.

This page provides links to pages that address green infrastructure. We've particularly tried to identify pages that provide additional links to case studies, research work, and more.

General overview information

Recommended listserves

  • G3 Digest: "The G3 Digest" is designed to incorporate and disseminate information on sustainable products and practices related to sustainable transportation, green infrastructure, innovative storm water management, low impact development, context sensitive solutions, and innovations in transportation and community planning, economics, career development, policy, legislation and funding.
  • EPA GreenStream
  • Deeproot

Websites with extensive information on green infrastructure

Green infrastructure manuals and guides

image of Delaware GI manual
Delaware's Green Infrastructure Primer, published in 2016, is an excellent source of information on green infrastructure.

Papers on green infrastructure and sustainable stormwater management

Benefits and cost

Projects and case studies

Green infrastructure organizations and programs

  • Master Water Stewards Developed by the Freshwater Society, the master water stewards program is a volunteer education and outreach program. Stewards participate in a training curriculum and install green infrastructure practices.
  • Metro Blooms is a nonprofit organization that partners with property owners and many organizations to promote environmentally sound gardening and landscaping, including green infrastructure practices.
  • Blue Thumb is a public/private partnership that promotes ecologically functional landscapes – like native plants, raingardens, and shoreline stabilization projects – to reduce runoff and improve water quality.
  • Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals.

Videos and webcasts

Green infrastructure events

Past events:

Cities, states, and regions with green infrastructure plans

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