The Conservation Fund has produced a new report called Green Infrastructure: Linking Landscapes and Communities. The report examines green infrastructure, a concept that connects environmental, social, and economic health. It advances smart conservation: large-scale thinking and integrated action to plan, protect and manage our natural and restored lands. The book is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to understand innovative approaches to conservation-minded land use.
Using a green infrastructure approach, community members can understand and ask how green space adds value, in a myriad of ways, to land development, and relate these findings to developing infrastructure plans. They can then prioritize conservation opportunities and plan development that meets the needs of both people and nature. From the individual parcel to the multi-state region, Green Infrastructure helps planners look at the landscape in relation to the many uses it could serve, for nature and people, and determine which use achieves the most benefit for both.
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