GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAYBOOK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Phase 2 of the Mid-America Regional Council Green Infrastructure Framework provided two community-scale, replicable examples defining a process, (with Rock Island Corridor and Shawnee Mission School District) as well as a system of strategies that address: habitat restoration, water quality, mobility, education, and active recreation. 

PROJECT DATA

Location

Greater Kansas City Region

Year

2017

Client

Tom Jacobs

Mid-America Regional Council

tjacobs@marc.org

816.701.8352

Phasing

Phase 1: 2016

Regional Green Infrastructure Framework

(While at BNIM)

Phase 2: 2017

Green Infrastructure Playbook

(While at BNIM and with Hoxie Collective)

Document Links

Plan Documents located HERE

PLAYBOOK PROCESS

The steps of preliminary study for integrated green infrastructure strategies include both qualitative and quantitative evaluation.  An outline of the steps follows:

1. Define a study area boundary or buffer zone around your focal project area, including community connections.

2. Identify priority ecological and human assets and needs in the area using regional mapping resources (e.g., MARC's Atlas and models).

3. Engage with stakeholders to set goals and identify upcoming challenges and opportunities within the study area.

4. Identify and evaluate the places with the strongest intersections of opportunities and needs for the application of green infrastructure strategies.

5. Assign responsibilities and implement strategies.

Rock Island Corridor Suitability Study

Higher Ecological Need/Restoration

Higher Ecological Value/Conservation

Higher Social Need

Intersection of Restoration & Social Need

Intersection of Conservation & Social Need

Intersection of Restoration & Conservation

Intersection of Restoration, Conservation, & Social Need

MARC GI Phase 2 Rock Island Corridor Strategies Map

Rock Island Corridor, at Municipal Farm, Proposed Network of Green Infrastructure Strategies and Community Connections

Ecological Conservation Zones

Ecological Restoration Zones

Edge Complete Streets

Neighborhood Complete Streets

Bridge Connections

Underpass Conditions

Trailheads

Existing Community Hubs

MARC GI Rock Island Corridor Ecological Conservation Zones

Ecological Conservation Zones

MARC GI Rock Island Corridor Ecological Restoration Zones

Ecological Restoration Zones

MARC GI Rock Island Corridor Edge Complete Streets

Edge Complete Streets

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