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The Green Infrastructure Retrofit Manual

ASLA Merit Award of Achievement Goes to ...

The Green Infrastructure Retrofit Manual was entered for judging by the NY Upstate Chapter of ASLA ,and though it was developed for the City of Rochester and Monroe County, the guidance is applicable to other communities as well.


The Green Infrastructure Retrofit Manual for the City of Rochester and Monroe County in New York State was recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects with a Merit Award of Achievement for Research and Communication.

The manual comprises a 189-page, how-to guide with a 109-page appendices resource, collaboratively produced by the following organizations: The City of Rochester, Monroe County, Barton & Loguidice, D.P.A., the Association of State Floodplain Managers, and New York Sea Grant.

The Green Infrastructure Retrofit Manual includes:
• Info on the pollutant removal efficiencies of green infrastructure practices
• A cost calculator
• Soil testing protocols
• Recommended paths
• Case studies

According to a New York Sea Grant press release, green infrastructure is "a design strategy that applies a natural systems approach to managing stormwater and creating healthier, more sustainable environments."

The article quoted the mayor as having said, "The City of Rochester and Monroe County Green Infrastructure Retrofit Manual is a great resource for communities to use to help them design, install, and maintain green infrastructure. These efforts improve the quality of life for all Rochesterians, aiding our continued efforts to create more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities."

To view the manual online, visit http://seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2147. To read the full press release, click HERE.



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