Green Infrastructure

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines infrastructure as “the substructure or underlying foundation, especially the basic installations and facilities on which the continuance and growth of a community depends.” This tends to draw an association in one’s mind to roads, sewers, utilities lines, and social infrastructures such as schools and hospitals. Together, these types of facilities represent developed infrastructure.
“Green infrastructure”extends on the basic foundations of infrastructure. It explores values of conservation and sustainability, an ecological framework in the contexts of environmental, social, and economic stability.Green infrastructure provides an explanation that ensures the protection of the environment and a higher quality of life.
In regards to development, green infrastructure functions heavily on principles of conservation and sustainable planning.
Because green infrastructure encompasses a variety of components, we have offered specific examples that you may explore via the “green infrastructure” tab.
Reference: http://www.sprawlwatch.org/greeninfrastructure.pdf

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