Green infrastructure is a strategically planned network at the city and even regional scale that includes both land (parks, urban forests, raingardens, bioswales, greenspace, to name a few), and water (rivers, watersheds, etc.).
Working in green infrastructure also enables the clear illustration of often forgotten connections between local and regional food systems and water (roof gardens, community gardens, urban farms, fruit orchards, etc.).
Other benefits of green infrastructure include improvements of physical and mental health, (e.g., decreasing high blood pressure and stress) for those who live or work in close proximity to urban green spaces, or have access to them.
So what's the role of Extension in Green Infrastructure?
Let us take you along on a field experience at the Washington State Stormwater Center where NUEC'19 attendees toured and discussed the role of Extension and urban green infrastructure. We hope you'll take a few minutes to check out this white paper - the latest in our series of white papers compiled from the Leading Edge Dialogue series.