Green Infrastructure and Post-Disaster Recovery

Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery Briefing Paper 10

Green infrastructure is a network of natural areas and open spaces that provide multiple benefits for people and wildlife, such as regional parks and nature preserves, river corridors and greenways, and wetlands, as well as the urban forest and street plantings at the local level.

This briefing paper shows how green infrastructure plays an important role in preparation for and recovery from natural disasters. By incorporating green infrastructure into post-disaster recovery, communities can become more resilient to future disasters.