Oct 30, 2014

Green Infrastructure Report Helps Revitalize Urban Communities

Green infrastructure report released and community summit held in Cleveland

EPA, funding, green infrastructure, sustainable communities

EPA has released a new report, Enhancing Sustainable Communities with Green Infrastructure, to help communities develop a vision and a plan for green infrastructure that can transform their neighborhoods and bring multiple benefits. The report can be useful for local governments, water utilities, sewer districts, nonprofits, neighborhood groups and others interested in innovative approaches to managing storm water to reduce flooding and bring other environmental, public health, social and economic benefits. Read the report.

Cleveland is the site of the 2014 Community Summit on Green Infrastructure this week. This event, which EPA is co-sponsoring, brings together representatives from communities that are implementing green infrastructure techniques to learn from each other. Summit attendees will have the chance to see examples of green infrastructure projects, including the sewer district's investments in the Kinsman neighborhood on Cleveland's east side. Read more in the blog.