Green Infrastructure

Cities all across the world are struggling to deal with storm surges, floods, heat, and snow. Most are finding that the 20th Century “gray” infrastructure of concrete and steel just doesn’t do the job the way living systems like mangroves and flood plains do. Even absorbent “green” sidewalks, roofs, and parking lots can take the load of ageing sewage systems, but those cost money.

This is what we mean by “green infrastructure”. It arguably includes all the planet’s living ecosystems, but the focus here is generally on those in and around major metropolitan areas.

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure integrates human and natural systems through a network of corridors and spaces in mixed-use and urban settings. Austin takes a broad look at green infrastructure concepts, research and case studies to provide the student and professional with processes, criteria and data to support planning, design and implementation. Order on Amazon.