ASLA created a new online resource guide on green infrastructure. The guide contains lists of organizations, research, concepts and projects related to green infrastructure, and includes sections on: park systems, wildlife habitat and corridors, urban forestry, and green roofs (and walls). Developed for students and professionals, the resource guide contains recent reports and projects from leading U.S. and international organizations, academics, and design firms.
The guide is separated into four sections:
- Park Systems
- Wildlife Habitats and Corridors
- Urban Forestry
- Green Roofs (and Walls)
As an example, the section on “urban forestry” includes major research studies and policy papers outlining urban tree canopies’ many environmental benefits, the potential energy savings derived from appropriately placed trees, and the impact of trees on urban real estate values. There are also links to tree planting campaigns, organizations, and government strategies.
See earlier resource guides:
- Combating Climate Change with Landscape Architecture
- Livable Communities
- Sustainable Design and Development
- Sustainable Transportation
- Sustainable Urban Development
- Improving Skills During the Economic Downturn (career resource guide)
The Green Infrastructure resource guide is constantly expanding. If there are resources we’ve missed, add in the comments field below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are particularly interested in case studies.
Image credit: Port Lands Estuary: Reinventing the Don River as an Agent of Urbanism, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc