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Web portal catalogs Austin’s ‘green infrastructure’

Monday, July 27, 2020 by Tai Moses

A new city web portal introduces Austinites to the concept of green infrastructure, collectively known as ecosystem services, which includes “parks, wildlands, water resources, the urban forest, landscapes, trails, green streets, agriculture, and habitat.” These natural systems are considered infrastructure because they are so critical to our quality of life. “In addition to giving us beautiful places to play and explore, green infrastructure helps to reduce flooding and erosion, combat rising temperatures, improve our health and well-being, support wildlife, and so much more.” The web portal catalogs each aspect of the city’s green infrastructure, explaining their numerous purposes and benefits, and includes ways residents can get involved and learn more about related programs and resources.

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