Fast Facts about Green InfrastructureFast Facts about Green Infrastructure2016-01-29T08:00:00ZGP0|#e476df54-c4cb-44e5-8d9e-50737c3824e7;L0|#0e476df54-c4cb-44e5-8d9e-50737c3824e7|Issue 17;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass4F8C69FF002344E888D20D0E1DFCC8D4"><ul><li>Green infrastructure is a broad term that describes the integration of natural and semi-natural components in land use planning, engineering, and urban design. </li><li>Natural green infrastructure includes: grasslands, forests, fields, wetlands and riparian areas </li><li>Man-made infrastructure includes: street trees, rain gardens, green roofs, porous pavement and bioswales </li><li>Green infrastructure projects can range in size from small, street or lot-level interventions, to a neighbourhood scale </li><li>When different green infrastructure components are connected, the resulting framework is referred to as a green infrastructure network </li><li>A local example is the daylighting of Thain Creek in North Vancouver, creating a creek corridor, salmon habitat, and offering improved flood protection </li><li>Green infrastructure provides us with ‘free’ ecosystem services; clean air and water, pollination of crops, and carbon sequestration </li></ul><p><em>(information sourced from Metro Vancouver’s Connecting the Dots a Regional Green Infrastructure Network Resource Guide)</em></p> </div>0