Green Infrastructure Alliance
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Green Infrastructure Alliance

Green Infrastructure Alliance The Green Infrastructure Alliance (GIA) is a multi-disciplinary grass-roots organization whose mission is to unify green-industry and municipal professionals in an effort to develop functional environments that contribute to economically viable, healthy, livable communities. Founding members of the GIA include representatives from the nursery and landscape industries, landscape architects, municipal and county planners, municipal foresters and arborists, utility companies, and academia. GIA’s vision is to advance the adoption of research-based green infrastructure policies and technologies across multiple green-industry and municipal disciplines.

GIA's goals are to:

  • Leverage joint efforts to publicize the multiple benefits of green infrastructure;
  • Collect research-based information regarding plant production, plant selection and bidding practices, sustainable design, proper installation and after-care, and long-term maintenance practices that promote long-lived, healthy ecosystems;
  • Share knowledge and encourage the use of emerging green infrastructure policies and technologies among green industry and government professionals.
Publications

Installing Successful Landscape Plans: Avoiding Conflict

Best Green Infrastructure Practices for Urban Landscapes: Site Plan Review.

For more information on the Green Infrastructure Alliance, contact Dr. Barbara Fair at bfair@ncsu.edu

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