Infrastructure: Smart Conservation for the 21st Century Report (pdf)
calls for states and communities to make green infrastructure an integral
part of local, regional and state plans and policies. The report introduces
green infrastructure as a strategic approach to land conservation that
is critical to the success of smart growth initiatives.
infrastructure is smart conservation that addresses the ecological, social
and economic impacts of sprawl and the accelerated consumption and fragmentation
of open land. The report was written by Mark Benedict and Ed McMahon of
The Conservation Fund, a non-profit land conservation organization and
published by the Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse
infrastructure differs from conventional approaches to open space planning
because it looks at conservation values and actions in concert with land
development, growth management and built infrastructure planning.
report argues that successful land conservation in the 21st century will
be more proactive and less reactive and better integrated with efforts
to manage growth and development.
Information on Green Infrastructure
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