GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAYBOOK
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.
Greater Kansas City Region
Mid-America Regional Council
Phase 1: 2016
(While at BNIM)
Phase 2: 2017
Green Infrastructure Playbook
(While at BNIM and with Hoxie Collective)
Plan Documents located HERE
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
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
Existing Community Hubs