The Benefits of Green Infrastructure for Heat Mitigation and Emissions Reductions in Cities

June 2016

By: Trust for Public Land
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure

This report examines the use of green infrastructure for moderating urban temperatures, lessening energy consumption, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It assesses the temperature and carbon impacts of three green infrastructure strategies. The report also discusses the co-benefits and costs of green infrastructure and provides design-related recommendations.

Urban Heat Resilience

This report evaluates the effectiveness of green infrastructure in moderating urban temperatures and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It sought to answer several questions, such as the physical changes that influence the rise of temperatures in cities, the extent to which green infrastructure can moderate temperatures in urban areas, and other non-heat-related benefits associated with green infrastructure.