Green Infrastructure Tool Kit. Broadly called “green infrastructure,” this new set of strategies seeks to manage stormwater, reduce urban heat island effects, improve air quality, and promote economic development and other sustainability goals. Green infrastructure provides an attractive alternative to traditional concrete (or “gray”) infrastructure by making paved and hard surfaces vegetated or permeable.

Green Infrastructure Tool Kit. Broadly called “green infrastructure,” this new set of strategies seeks to manage stormwater, reduce urban heat island effects, improve air quality, and promote economic development and other sustainability goals. Green infrastructure provides an attractive alternative to traditional concrete (or “gray”) infrastructure by making paved and hard surfaces vegetated or permeable.

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Responding to the urban heat island: optimising the implementation of green infrastructure

Responding to the urban heat island: optimising the implementation of green infrastructure

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How tree planting, rain gardens, swales and permeable pavements not only control pollution but also help cool urban heat islands, mitigate flooding, recharge groundwater, beautify neighborhoods and enhance nearby property values.

How tree planting, rain gardens, swales and permeable pavements not only control pollution but also help cool urban heat islands, mitigate flooding, recharge groundwater, beautify neighborhoods and enhance nearby property values.

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NASA Photographs Highlight Urban Heat Island Problem | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

NASA Photographs Highlight Urban Heat Island Problem | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

infographic, reader submitted content, Gotcha Wildlife, urbanization, urbanization impact on the environment, heat island effect
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Need quick public buy-in on climate action? Think urban heat islands | CNU

Need quick public buy-in on climate action? Think urban heat islands | CNU

Urban Heat Island Basic Information http://www.epa.gov/heatislands/about/index.htm

Urban Heat Island Basic Information http://www.epa.gov/heatislands/about/index.htm

Urban Heat Island: a metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities; forms as the sun's energy is absorbed by urban structures and concrete; during the night, this heat energy is slowly released into the city air

Urban Heat Island: a metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities; forms as the sun's energy is absorbed by urban structures and concrete; during the night, this heat energy is slowly released into the city air

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