:: GIC Launches Its New Green Infrastructure Guide

: Press Release

Evaluating and Conserving Green Infrastructure Across the Landscape: A Practitioner's Guide

The GIC is proud to announce the publication of its ground-breaking guide to evaluating and conserving green infrastructure.

The guide, titled Evaluating and Conserving Green Infrastructure Across the Landscape: A Practitioner's Guide provides an historical overview of GI planning, as well as practical steps for implenmenting a GI plan in your locality. As well as providing the theory behind GI planning in a very accessible way, the guide is a practitioner's handbook full of useful tips, definitions of key terms, and step-by-step information on how to build a stakeholder committee, get public and professional input, and create maps that will aid in the GI planning process.

This ground-breaking and innovative guide provides invaluable practical information, from websites and GIS software programs, to how to deal with the nitty-gritty issues always raised with public involvement and local input. The guide provides the steps required to organize a planning initiative, including stakeholder engagement and expert consultation. It shows you how to evaluate and prioritize local natural assets, and provides a case study to help you understand the process. A whole chapter is devoted to ideas to build community support for a green infrastructure plan, set key messages, and decide on options for expanded community engagement.

There are editions for Virginia, New York and Arkansas. Each version includes instructions for how to plan and build a green infrastructure model. If you are interested in having a guide created for your state, please contact the GIC. All guides provide helpful planning advice and methods for any state. The final chapters of each guide include state-specific guidance.

To read the press release about the VA Guide, click here.

The Virginia Guide is available in spiral binding in full color. To order a printed version of the Virginia Guide, fill out this PDF form with all your details and email it to gaylord@gicinc.org. There is a link in the form to our DONATE button. Click on the link and add a donation to pay for your copies of the Guide or send a check made payable to GIC. Print copies of the Virginia Guide are available for $29.95.

To read the press release about the NY Guide, click here.

To preview a chapter of the New York Guide click here. To order a printed color version of the 149 page New York Guide, fill out this PDF form with all your details and email it to gaylord@gicinc.org. There is a link in the form to our DONATE button. Click on the link and add a donation to pay for your copies of the Guide or send a check made payable to GIC. Print copies of the New York Guide are available for $29.95. A DVD copy is available for $10.00.

Note: All free copies of the New York Guide have now been distributed.

The Arkansas Guide is available in spiral binding in full color. To order a printed version of the Arkansas Guide, fill out this PDF form with all your details and email it to gaylord@gicinc.org. There is a link in the form to our DONATE button. Click on the link and add a donation to pay for your copies of the Guide or send a check made payable to GIC. Print copies of the Arkansas Guide are available for $29.95. A DVD is available for $10.00.

 


Green Infrastructure Center,
P.O Box 317,
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902.
434-244-0322

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Contact Information:

Karen Firehock, Executive Director
firehock@gicinc.org
434-244-0322