Green infrastructure refers to the natural vegetation, soils, and bioengineered solutions that collectively provide a broad array of products and services for healthy living. Natural areas such as forests, wetlands and floodplains, and engineered systems like green roofs and rain gardens conserve natural resources and mitigate negative environmental effects, benefiting both people and wildlife. When green infrastructure is connected as part of a larger framework, a green infrastructure network is created.
The Connecting the Dots Resource Guide supports developing a Green Infrastructure Network across Metro Vancouver.
This policy backgrounder called Green Infrastructure in Metro Vancouver- Facts in Focus, 2015 describes the role that green infrastructure can play in fostering a highly livable and sustainable metropolitan region.