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Green #Infrastructure: Fostering #socialequity so community-level benefits, across triple bottom line.

Green #Infrastructure: Fostering #socialequity so community-level benefits, across triple bottom line.

Revamp community engagement strategies. Cities need community involvement to understand a community's needs and create responsive, rather than prescriptive, green infrastructure projects. This means engaging communities before plans are developed and throughout the process. Community members are project consultants; cities might consider compensating them for their time. Create holistic metrics. Cities should strive for impact-driven planning that helps to more equitably share the benefits of green infrastructure with populations and areas that need it most. These metrics should evaluate socio-ecological risk reduction (e.g., reduction in pollution-induced asthma) rather than quantity created (e.g., number of trees planted). Mapping that overlays social and environmental data can be an effective tool for determining high-risk areas. Additionally, evaluation should include ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-infrastructure-foster...

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