Communities and organizations across the U.S. are working to implement Green Infrastructure practices where they live. Below are national and regional resources that are relevant to advancing Green Infrastructure in Texas.
|Organization||Description||Links to Programs, Initiatives and Helpful Content|
|Federal Government agency that works to protect human health and the environment.||Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Program||An initiative to provide support for small medium-sized communities in urbanized watersheds working to reduce stormwater runoff through the use of green infrastructure.|
|A non-profit dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation, and conservation.||Water Management and Conservation||Using parkland for creative water management and conservation projects.|
|An EPA program that examines how communities can integrate green infrastructure into local hazard mitigation planning.||Storm Smart Cities: Integrating Green Infrastructure into Local Hazard Mitigation Plans||A guide to and case studies about integrating green infrastructure into hazard mitigation plans.|
|Federal Government Agency helping people before, during, and after disasters.||Green Infrastructure Methods||Green infrastructure and stormwater management for hazard mitigation.|
|APA advances planning through leadership in education, research, advocacy, and ethical practice.||Green Infrastructure and Park System Planning
Ways to incorporate green infrastructure into park plans to meet multiple community goals.
Considerations for funding green infrastructure projects through conventional municipal budgets.
|A non-profit dedicated to independent scientific research on wastewater and stormwater issues.||Community engagement and
Green InfrastructureLivable Cities
|Multidisciplinary approach to engaging the community on green infrastructure projects for implementation success.
Using rainwater to grow livable communities using sustainable stormwater practices.
|CNT envisions urban environments that are resilient, sustainable and livable for people from all walks of life.||RainReady Program||Publication library for green infrastructure reports and case studies.|
|An urban research and advocacy organization that works to improve infrastructure, sustainability, and quality of life in the New York – New Jersey – Connecticut region.||9 Ways to Make Green Infrastructure Work for Towns and Cities||Report on green infrastructure and nine successful ways which planners and policy makers are integrating green infrastructure with land use and site planning decisions.|
|Resilience Action Partners||A joint venture between Ogilvy and Michael Baker International that offers holistic approaches to achieving community resilience.||Nature-based Solutions||Explores nature-based solutions and hazard mitigation.|
|Part of the Georgetown University Law Center, GCC works to inform the federal dialogue with lessons from leading states and communities on climate mitigation and adaptation.||Green Infrastructure Toolkit||Toolkit to analyze the approaches various cities are taking to planning, implementing, and funding green infrastructure to manage stormwater.|
|Network of real estate and land use experts that set standards of excellence in development practice.||Green Infrastructure Case Studies||Case studies of green infrastructure projects across the country.|
|NRDC works to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.||Green Infrastructure: How to Manage Water in a Sustainable Way||Report on using plants, soil, and natural systems to manage runoff.|
|The Trust for Public Land helps communities rains funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.||Green Infrastructure||Incorporating green infrastructure into parks and playgrounds.|
|A collaborative, interdisciplinary effort of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the United States Botanic Garden.||SITES: The right tool for green infrastructure||Learn about the SITES Rating System to facilitate green infrastructure planning.|
|A collaboration between the US Forest Service, American Forests, and the National Association of Regional Councils, that helps city managers, policymakers, and advocates build thriving urban forest programs.||Urban Forestry Toolkit
|U.S. Forest Service step-by-step guide to implementing urban forestry in your community
Searchable library of research papers, guides, ordinances, and other resources.
|The CWP works to protect and restore streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays.||Online Watershed Library||Online database of research articles, stormwater and watershed manuals, assessment tools, regulatory information, and other watershed-related resources.|
|Federal Agency that provides science, service, and stewardship related to climate, weather, oceans, and coasts.||Natural Infrastructure||Digital Coast provides coastal data, tools, training, and information from multiple sources for coastal community management.|
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