Green Infrastructure Financing as an Imperative to Achieve Green Goals
AbstractGreen infrastructure (GI) has increasingly gained popularity for achieving adaptation and mitigation goals associated with climate change and extreme weather events. To continue implementing GI, financial tools are needed for upfront project capital or development costs and later for maintenance. This study’s purpose is to evaluate financing tools used in a selected GI dataset and to assess how those tools are linked to various GI technologies and other GI project characteristics like cost and size. The dataset includes over 400 GI U.S. projects, comprising a convenience sample, from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). GI project characteristics were organized to answer a number of research questions using descriptive statistics. Results indicated that the number of projects and overall cost shares were mostly located in a few states. Grants were the most common financial tool with about two-thirds of the projects reporting information on financial tools receiving grant funding. Most projects reported financing from only one tool with a maximum of three tools. Projects primarily included multiple GI technologies averaging three and a maximum of nine. The most common GI technologies were bioswales, retention, rain gardens, and porous pavements. These findings are useful for decision-makers evaluating funding support for GI. View Full-Text
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Zimmerman, R.; Brenner, R.; Llopis Abella, J. Green Infrastructure Financing as an Imperative to Achieve Green Goals. Climate 2019, 7, 39.
Zimmerman R, Brenner R, Llopis Abella J. Green Infrastructure Financing as an Imperative to Achieve Green Goals. Climate. 2019; 7(3):39.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zimmerman, Rae; Brenner, Ryan; Llopis Abella, Jimena. 2019. "Green Infrastructure Financing as an Imperative to Achieve Green Goals." Climate 7, no. 3: 39.
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