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With illustrative and detailed examples drawn from throughout the country, Green Infrastructure advances smart land conservation: large scale thinking and integrated action to plan, protect and manage our natural and restored lands. From the individual parcel to the multi-state region, Green Infrastructure helps each of us look at the landscape in relation to the many uses it could serve, for nature and people, and determine which use makes the most sense.
In this wide-ranging primer, leading experts in the field provide a detailed how-to for planners, designers, landscape architects, and citizen activists.
"Benedict and McMahon make a compelling case that the long-term health and viability of our communities and countryside depend upon connecting parks, trails, and farmland to create a tapestry of protected land spanning the American landscape."
Keith Laughlin, President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
"Green Infrastructure is a remarkable guidebook, brimming with vision, practical step-by-step guidance, and detailed case studies. It will be invaluable to all who seek to conserve significant networks of open lands and to build truly livable communities."
Jean Hocker, president emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance and president, Conservation Service Company, LLC
"Green Infrastructure represents an informed and progressive way of approaching our environment. ...It is clearly written and uses boxed case studies, quotes, tables and photographs to enhance its clarity and readability."
Preface: Mark A. Benedict, The Conservation Fund; Edward T. McMahon, Urban Land Institute
Foreword: Lawrence Selzer, President, The Conservation Fund; Charles Jordan, Chairman, The Conservation Fund
Chapter 1. Why Green Infrastructure?
Chapter 2. The Green Infrastructure Approach: Principles from Past to Present
Chapter 3. The Benefits of Taking a Green Infrastructure Approach to Land Conservation and Development
Chapter 4. Where Do We Begin?
Chapter 5. The Basics of Network Design
Chapter 6. The Implementation Quilt: Matching Available Resources to Network Needs
Chapter 7. anagement and Stewardship
Chapter 8. Building Support for Green Infrastructure
Chapter 9. Making It Happen