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Green Infrastructure: The What and the Why   

Green infrastructure is an innovative approach to urban design using natural elements to enhance the environmental and social quality of urban settings. It provides various benefits such as improving air quality, reducing storm water erosion and pollution, mitigating the urban heat island effect, increasing biodiversity, promoting physical and mental health, and creating attractive and livable spaces for people. Learn about the principles, benefits, and applications of green infrastructure and green spaces at different scales, from urban streets, regional watersheds to residential landscaping. Gain a better understanding of what green infrastructure is, what the benefits are, and how we can use it to create more sustainable, resilient and livable outdoor spaces.


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