The Green Infrastructure Guide helps analyze common trends in the approaches U.S. cities are taking to planning, implementing, and funding green infrastructure to manage stormwater. The toolkit is intended to aid local governments nationwide in comparing best practices across cities, drawing lessons from different approaches, and crafting similar policies for their own jurisdictions. The financing section is particularly useful for better understanding the breadth of options, including federal, state, local, government, and private financing.
Cities4Forests recommends the Green Infrastructure Guide as it provides essential guidance on how to increase green infrastructure implementation and access relevant funding streams. Many funding opportunities are focused on U.S. cities, although the guidance itself is accessible to a global audience. City officials interested in financing green infrastructure should also consider looking through Cities4Forests’ upcoming finance database for additional resources.
Models for implementing green infrastructure projects; information on selecting pilot sites; options for financing projects
Past Use Cases
The guide highlights cities that have already started using green infrastructure, such as Philadelphia and Chicago.