Green Infrastructure speaker series
Green Infrastructure is a strategically planned network of natural, semi-natural and artificial areas that deliver a wide range of ecosystem services.
Green infrastructure can include:
- natural areas such as woodlands, wetlands or meadows
- semi-natural spaces such as parks, public gardens, hedges or agricultural fields
- artificial features built to enhance ecosystem services or assist wildlife movement, such as green roofs and walls or eco-bridges and fish ladders
The services green infrastructure provide range from stormwater management, flood control, air quality and water purification, to space for recreation. Multiple services are often delivered simultaneously and at a fraction of the cost of built infrastructure.
Increasingly we understand the important role Green Infrastructure can play in combatting and adapting to climate change.
As part of the City of Maple Ridge’s work on its first Green Infrastructure Strategy, they are recording a speaker series featuring experts on topics such as "Designing Healthy Communities" and "Urban Forest Planning."
The recordings can be accessed on the Green Infrastructure Committee’s YouTube channel. So far there are three recordings, and more will be added as the series progresses.