Report summarizing an eight-city national survey of green infrastructure maintenance practices.
(2013) Hixon Fellowship Final Report by Caitlin Feehan, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. While the use of green infrastructure is growing, little has been written on the need for and the importance of maintenance to keep green infrastructure projects performing over time. As part of a summer 2013 internship, eight of the cities in the United States leading the trend of GI implementation were surveyed about the current state of each city’s maintenance program. Consistent questions were asked of each program and the information collected included: maintenance program roles and responsibilities; the maintenance program’s structure; specific maintenance activities and frequencies for those activities; the methods for tracking the completion and results of maintenance activities; and maintenance program costs. Results are presented in written and tabular form.