Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Although green stormwater infrastructure is a critical tool for solving stormwater management challenges, it is evolving technology with inconsistent performance and uncertain costs. The authors of this article recommend enhancing learning from local implementation efforts to address knowledge gaps and speed cost-effective deployment. The report identifies actions state and federal water quality authorities can take to drive data collection and sharing.
This page includes guidance from the regulators on various methods to gauge impact of stormwater controls, especially non-structural. The resource includes little guidance on trees specifically, but broad coverage of both simple and complex modeling techniques.
This report provides an brief analysis of progress on urban forestry and green infrastructure initiatives in Pittsburgh, PA. It includes an overview of green infrastructure visioning and benchmarking data, areas of opportunity for greening, and local threats such as invasive species.
Noted for intensive community outreach and citizen input, the Pittsburgh Urban Forest Master Plan covers all the bases and is an excellent model for other cities.
This interactive tool from the Environmental Protection Agency allows users to explore a variety of connections between ecosystem services and health. The comprehensive browser details several types of ecosystems in the United States, the various services they provide, and how they affect people.