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An Alternative Futures Approach To Green Infrastructure Planning For An Increasing Population, Daniel Cronan, Andrew D. Kliskey, Jamie Trammell, Chad Lorentzen, David L. Griffith, Paula Williams Jan 2019

An Alternative Futures Approach To Green Infrastructure Planning For An Increasing Population, Daniel Cronan, Andrew D. Kliskey, Jamie Trammell, Chad Lorentzen, David L. Griffith, Paula Williams

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Idaho to be the fastest growing state by population in the country. As these trends continue, this growth can have various impacts on socio-ecological systems such as increased development, pressure exerted on agricultural production, and increased effects of urban stream syndrome. Various scenarios, driven by stakeholders, can help effectively guide the designs of our green infrastructure networks. This project evokes stakeholder-defined key issues addressed within a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project in Idaho’s Magic Valley. Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) is an interdisciplinary research ...


Challenges Of Metropolitan Scale Green Infrastructure: The Sydney Green Grid, Catherine B. Evans Jan 2019

Challenges Of Metropolitan Scale Green Infrastructure: The Sydney Green Grid, Catherine B. Evans

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In 2017, the Government Architect of New South Wales launched a draft policy known as Greener Places (Government Architect NSW 2017a). The new policy is underpinned by the Sydney Green Grid (SGG), an initiative pitched as transformative in its power to promote sustainable development, improve connectivity and enhance green infrastructure (GI) networks across the metropolitan region and the state (Government Architect NSW 2017b). How successful will the SGG be in delivering “greener places” for urban areas across the state?

This paper exams the claims of the transformative power of the SGG with a focus on two related objectives. First, because ...


Waterways To Greenways: A Case Study In Shangjie, Zhengzhou, Henan, China, Li Zhang, Xiaohua Liu, Yuewu Xiang, Yanliang Kuang, Junjie Li, Zhenying Shan, Suyun Li, Qianying Lu, Yan Guo, Jian Zhou, Xi Long, Shiyu Zhongzhu, Yihong Chen, Zhaohuan Li, Fengli Cao, Jinxiu He, Yiyu Wang Jan 2019

Waterways To Greenways: A Case Study In Shangjie, Zhengzhou, Henan, China, Li Zhang, Xiaohua Liu, Yuewu Xiang, Yanliang Kuang, Junjie Li, Zhenying Shan, Suyun Li, Qianying Lu, Yan Guo, Jian Zhou, Xi Long, Shiyu Zhongzhu, Yihong Chen, Zhaohuan Li, Fengli Cao, Jinxiu He, Yiyu Wang

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

This case study introduces how we used a water sensitive approach to plan a storm water and sponge city project, which expanded into a holistic green infrastructure project. The project is in the Shangjie district in city of Zhengzhou, Henan China. The whole site is 61.16 km² including several waterways. The city is expanding into areas that were previously agricultural. Developers and city both desire to improve the ecological value of the city to boost the economic growth of the Shangjie district.

The main goal for the client is to transform the existing industrial city into a more resilient ...