Tuesday, June 14, 2016  |  0 Comment(s)  |   Email   Print

Report: Sustainable Models for GI Maintenance

*View or Download the Report PDF HERE*

The final report on Sustainable Models for Green Infrastructure Maintenance in the Great Lakes Region is now available. The report summarizes the findings of local government, land bank, sewer district, nonprofit, landscape, and community and workforce development professionals from around the Great Lakes who convened in Buffalo in August

Primary findings generated at the meeting include:

  • GI can provide opportunities for social equity
  • GI maintenance planning starts at the GI design phase
  • Give landscape professional an opportunity to provide guidance about GI design
  • The community of practice needs to articulate GI as infrastructure with performance requirements
  • The myriad of funding sources for GI is unlike other infrastructure funds
  • The variety of tools that could greatly help cities make GI installation scalable is not well organized or easily accessible

The report outlines a wide variety of installation and maintenance funding streams and proven strategies to maximize workforce development opportunities, in addition to other design and management approaches. Recommendations from various sectors (municipal and local government, landscape and design, workforce development, and funding) are digested from the wealth of information provided by participants.

Finally, worksheets on identifying stakeholders, assessing conditions, and preparing for maintenance are provided in the appendix alongside agenda notes.

Please download the report and share this blog link!

Many thanks to all participants who made this report possible, and to PUSH, Great Lakes Protection Fund, and Delta Institute for their dedication and resources.




*View or Download the Report PDF HERE*



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