Green Infrastructure Guide to Colorado Downtown Streets

Colorado Department of Health & EnvironmentIn Colorado, green infrastructure has received the most attention in Denver. Colorado-specific resources on the subject are primarily targeted towards ultra-urban environments. Smaller cities and towns do not have extensive or accessible resources on how to implement green infrastructure in their planning. This project addresses this information gap through the Colorado Downtown Streets guide. This 98-page publication was put together in 2016 by several state departments who recognized the need for a comprehensive guide on how to revitalize downtown streets. However, it lacks specific information on the roles and benefits green infrastructure can have at the street level. This project aims to create an addition to the guide that contains targeted and accessible information for implementing green infrastructure on downtown streets. It will include case studies to highlight real-world examples and a presentation for Colorado city officials to further distribute findings.