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Perspectives on the Use of Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management in Cleveland and Milwaukee

Perspectives on the Use of Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management in Cleveland and Milwaukee

In this journal article, the authors – among them Darla Nickel and Melissa Keeley, both Ecologic Institute alumnae – analyze the stormwater infrastructure of the two cities. The focus lies on the question of how green and grey infrastructure can most successfully be combined and integrated for rain-water management. While grey infrastructure refers to conventional piped drainage and water treatment systems, the term "green infrastructure" encompasses land and plant based ecological treatment systems and processes. The report can be purchased on the homepage of the publisher "Springer-Verlag".

Specifically, the authors examine the two cities' different approaches as well as challenges regarding financial, administrative/political and technical issues. The most important difficulties in rainwater management arose from financial problems and a lack of public acceptance.

On the homepage of Springer-Verlag, the report can be downloaded at the price of 34,95€.


Citation

Nickel, Darla et al. 2013: “Perspectives on the Use of Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management in Cleveland and Milwaukee”. Environmental Management, Vol. 51, No. 4, 1093-1108.

Language
English
Author(s)
Melissa Keeley (George Washington University)
Althea Koburger (George Washington University)
David P. Dolowitz (University of Liverpool)
Dale Medearis (Northern Virginia Regional Commission)
William Shuster (US Environmental Protection Agency)
Publisher
Year
2013
Published In
Journal: Environmental Management , Vol.5 | No.4
ISSN
0364-152X
Dimension
16 pp.
Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Green Infrastructure and Urban Revitalization
  • Methodology and Data
  • Results and Discussion
  • Administrative and Political Issues
  • Technical Issues
  • Conclusion
  • References
Keywords
stormwater, Grey Infrastructure, Green Infrastructure, Milwaukee, Cleveland