Code Review Checklist That Helps Municipalities Identify Barriers To Green Infrastructure Implementation.
Policy changes that can advance urban forestry and improve stormwater management through GI solutions.
Tetra Tech has been helping communities for over a decade by reviewing local codes and identifying barriers to the implementation of green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development (LID). The tool draws on this expertise to create a comprehensive checklist to identify how policies support GI/LID, but also how it can discourage GI/LID either directly or indirectly through language and provisions. Additionally, the tool can help identify where language could be added to support climate resilience. The GI/LID techniques evaluated include small scale approaches like downspout connection to more comprehensive approaches like green streets or the preservation of open spaces.