Reports / Plans


  • From Grey to Green


    This guide illustrates how an abandoned strip mall, the Manchester Parkade, may be transformed by following the principles of smart growth and green infrastructure. The plan creates an interconnected network of green spaces to manage stormwater and improve water quality. Included in the site plan are green buildings, green streets, green plazas, and constructed wetlands. General information on costs and maintenance is provided.

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  • Banking on Green


    This report, jointly issued by American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation, the American Society for Landscape Architects and ECONorthwest in April of 2012, details the cost-effectiveness of green infrastructure and how municipalities can cut energy expenditures, reduce flooding damage and related costs and enjoy public and environmental health protections via these stormwater management strategies.

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