Challenges to Implementing Green Streets for Stormwater Management

Using green streets for stormwater management has become popular in many cities because they allow engineers, planners, and municipal officials to integrate water quality and regulatory compliance with pedestrian access, safety, traffic calming, multimodal transportation, enhanced community livability, urban greening, aesthetic improvements, and better air quality. The multifaceted benefits of green streets are undeniable, but what are some of the challenges encountered during planning, design and implementation of green streets projects? Each project is unique in scale and scope, but for the most part the process and challenges are the same. When municipal officials begin the planning process for a prospective green street project, initial screening and data collection should include neighborhood dynamics (i.e. does the community want and support this project, or is there...

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