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Water & Green Infrastructure

Water & Green Infrastructure is a subtopic of Environment & Sustainability.

Other Environment & Sustainability subtopics include:

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  • Case Studies & Practices

Given the water challenges facing many parts of the country, capturing, storing, and using rainwater and stormwater runoff is often an effective way of decreasing stresses on municipal water sources.  "The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting" …

  • Research Report

The Center for Neighborhood Technology has developed a green infrastructure portfolio standard (GIPS) as a way for communities to cost effectively scale up green infrastructure in developed urban areas to substantially reduce the volume of storm…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Comprehensive community planning represents the most effective tool available for the implementation of a green infrastructure network. Requirements for community comprehensive plans vary from state to state, and certain regions within states,…

  • Case Studies & Practices

The Leadership in Community Resilience project will help South Bend assess the extent to which urban forest and other green infrastructure can be developed to help manage stormwater, urban heat, and improve neighborhood quality. By first updating…

  • CitiesSpeak

The residents of Flint, Michigan, have been unable to use their own taps for months – and now fears of Shigellosis make the need for congressional action more pressing than ever.

The recent…

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levee
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. Because June is Small Cities Month, this week's talk focuses on…

  • CitiesSpeak

As Councilmember Ron Nirenberg explains, San Antonio has made a number of strategic investments to diversify its water portfolio and ensure long-term water security.

 

A group of explorers enters the Edwards Aquifer in Texas,…

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infocstructure
  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post written by Steve Creech, Executive Director of the Wyland Foundation.

With cities across the United States facing water scarcity, five U.S. cities were honored today for the commitment of their residents to making…

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Bridge
  • CitiesSpeak

This post was written by Steve Creech, Executive Director of the Wyland Foundation.

In 2013, Mayor…

  • News Announcement

For many municipalities, electricity usage is the primary source of their greenhouse gas emissions. To dramatically reduce these emissions and fight climate change, a growing number of cities are switching to green power. Since 2001, the…