Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure

16 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2016

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John R. Nolon

Pace University School of Law

Date Written: January 2016

Abstract

This Article is adapted from Chapter Seven of John R. Nolon, Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law: Standing Ground, published by ELI Press. The book describes how localities are responding to new challenges, including the imperative that they adapt to and help mitigate climate change and create sustainable neighborhoods. This Article follows the steady advance in the use of green infrastructure in recent years, and details its value as a strategy for adapting to climate change, bettering air quality, lowering heat stress, creating greater biodiversity, conserving energy, providing ecological services, sequestering carbon, preserving and expanding habitats, enhancing aesthetics, increasing property values, and improving the livability of neighborhoods.

Suggested Citation

Nolon, John R., Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure (January 2016). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2724050

John R. Nolon (Contact Author)

Pace University School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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