Green infrastructure planning is an alternative concept that takes a long-term strategic and holistic approach to urban and regional development. It focuses on limiting sprawl, preserving or reclaiming natural areas of high environmental significance, and reconnecting fragmented landscapes. It includes highly dense, highly energy and resource efficient, racially and socially mixed built environments with urban agriculture as a necessary component. It balances the needs of humans and nature, economic interests, and ecosystem health while furthering environmental justice for all.
University of Minnesota master's thesis. Spring 2012. Degree: Master of Liberal Studies. Advisor: Jack Johnson. 1 computer file (PDF)
Comprehensive Green Infrastructure Planning: The Way Forward for Ecological and Environmental Justice.
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