Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System
Envision provides a framework for rating the economic, environmental, and community benefits of a wide range of infrastructure projects. It grades and evaluates projects based on 60 sustainability criteria.
This resource provides an in-depth review of the health and economic impacts resulting from the HUD Sustainability Community Grants program. While there is little information on green infrastructure, the document provides extensive details on how to approach the regional/community planning process while dealing with cross-sector issues like energy and transportation.
Effective inter-agency cooperation and partnership, and how the various agencies engaged in green infrastructure planning and development are arranged in a local government has significant implications for the level integration of urban forestry and green infrastructure in a city or community’s plans and operations. Charlotte, North Carolina, which has been designated a Tree City USA […]
PlaNYC is a comprehensive effort to address future challenges in New York City including a dramatic increase in population by 2030, climate change, and outdated infrastructure. Through collaboration between local stakeholders, agencies, and community organizations, several goals and initiatives were developed to tackle these issues.
The Alliance for Community Trees is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging local communities to improve their natural resources. The organization has planted over 15 million trees with the help of more than 5 million volunteers.