Office of Sustainability
Urban Greening
What is urban greening?

Urban greening programs usually include creation and maintenance of green space, such as parks; planting and care of trees; and the creation of green infrastructure such as rain gardens and green roofs.

Why is urban greening important?

Green spaces and plants in urban areas provide numerous environmental and community benefits. They can help to reduce flooding and sewer overflow by absorbing large amounts of stormwater, provide wildlife habitat, help to maintain air quality, reduce urban heat islands and provide green space for neighborhood socializing and community building.

 

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