Usually we think about buildings, roads, concrete, asphalt and all the other hard grey elements. But what if the city has more than one layer? What if we define a city by looking at water and vegetation as well? Elements, that more than others shape and improve human life. We call this BGI = Blue and Green Infrastructure – the essential layer in a liveable city.
Making Cities Liveable is an abstract of the full research project on blue and green infrastructure conducted by the Liveable Cities Lab and several universities. It was graciously funded through the Ramboll Foundation.
If you would like a digital copy of the Full Report, Strengthening Blue-Green Infrastructure in our Cities (FINAL REPORT), please email us.
Global climate change is loading the dice, making extreme weather events like forest fires and Hurricanes even more intense. Seattle has experienced some of its rainiest and least snowy winters, its hottest and driest summers, and its highest tides on record. Learn from international experts how homeowners, new development and local government all play a role in improving Seattle's climate resilience.Panelists: