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Advances and Challenges in Urban Green Infrastructure

  • August 2019
  • Journal Brief
  • Patricia Culligan

This brief reports findings from an article considering multiple years of green infrastructure (GI) work in New York City as a basis to review the role that GI systems can play in climate adaptation strategies for urban areas where temperature and precipitation are projected to rise over the coming decades. The review provides a discussion of the advantages that a distributed, or neighborhood-level, GI system might bring to an urban climate adaptation strategy.

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This brief is adapted from the following peer-reviewed journal article: Culligan, P.J. (2019). Green infrastructure and urban sustainability: A discussion of recent advances and future challenges based on multiyear observations in New York City. Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 0(2019), 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/23744731.2019.1629243.

A right of way bioswale in New York City
A right of way bioswale in New York City. Photo Credit: Chris Hamby, Wikimedia Commons

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