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Green Infrastructure: Ecosystems in the City and the City as Ecosystem

What is Green Infrastructure and why is it all the rage?Green Infrastructure (GI) has emerged as a rapidly growing paradigm to improve the management of urban environments and quality of life. When impervious surfaces (streets, parking lots, sidewalks, buildings) replace vegetation, much more rain and snowmelt will run off…

By Larry Band-
Built Environment

Q&A With Tim Beatley About Ocean Cities

Tim Beatley’s new documentary, Ocean Cities, explores the environmental challenges and opportunities facing coastal communities. As part of this year’s World Water Events, the documentary will be screened on March 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Clark 107 at the University of Virginia. Beatley teaches urban and…

By Peter Debaere-