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Designated Green Infrastructure

The American Planning Association defines green infrastructure as an “interconnected system of natural areas and open space that conserves ecosystem values, helps sustain clean air and water, and provides benefits to people... Read More

The American Planning Association defines green infrastructure as an “interconnected system of natural areas and open space that conserves ecosystem values, helps sustain clean air and water, and provides benefits to people and wildlife.” Communities may implement a wide range of green infrastructure actions including low impact development (LID) methods, multi-purpose neighborhood and regional water management, and the promotion of habitat patch and ecological connectivity through urban forestry, agriculture, public spaces, and natural resource conservation planning.

This indicator requires participating communities to map areas designed and maintained to provide a network of green infrastructure features that integrate with the built environment and conserve ecosystem functions. Data is collected locally.

Henderson, Nevada

Access to parks and open space continues to be a top priority for Henderson residents. The award-winning City of Henderson's Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department meticulously maintains 64 neighborhood and community parks, 11 aquatic facilities and eight recreation centers (including two centers for adults 50+).

Supporting documentation: indicator21_designated-green-infrastructure.pdf (3.15 MB)