Blog  /  May 2017

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Green Infrastructure: The Future of Stormwater Management in Urban Areas

By Sara Shaw

In response to rising awareness of the importance of managing the planet’s limited water resources, there has been a growing trend in urban areas towards the development of green infrastructure projects designed to capture stormwater for reuse on both public and private properties.  Incorporating water projects such as green infrastructure and stormwater reuse into our existing infrastructure framework can strengthen the dependability and flexibility of our water systems.   Furthermore, according to the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization, the implementation of these water management practices is likely to generate value in the real estate industry.  Across the US, a number of forward-looking cities are already adopting green infrastructure practices, including Boston, Tampa, Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco.