Economic Assessment of Green Infrastructure Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation: Pilot Studies in the Great Lakes Region

The economic effects of flooding events—including preparation costs and expenses related to damages—are being experienced throughout the Great Lakes region. This study assesses the economic benefits of green infrastructure, provides information on stormwater management practices, and examines case studies in Toledo, Ohio, and Duluth, Minnesota.

Communities can use the report’s project framework to

  • Assess projected changes in future precipitation and the impact on community flooding
  • Explore a range of available green infrastructure and land use policy options to reduce flooding
  • Identify the economic benefits of implementing green infrastructure
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