Green Infrastructure Resource Guide

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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:

The Green Infrastructure resource guide is constantly expanding. If there are resources we’ve missed, add in the comments field below, or email info@asla.org. We are particularly interested in case studies.

Go to the Resource Guide

Image credit: Port Lands Estuary: Reinventing the Don River as an Agent of Urbanism, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc

One thought on “Green Infrastructure Resource Guide

  1. T. Caine 09/08/2009 / 10:20 pm

    Looks like a great start to a resource that helps spread education about options for rethinking our urban centers. I look forward to its future evolution.

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