New York City green infrastructure adds resilience to the city while providing stormwater and other environmental benefits.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/green_infrastructure/gi_annual_report_2014.pdf (2013 Annual Report)
New York City’s Green Infrastructure Plan presents an alternative approach to improving water quality that integrates green infrastructure, such as right-of-way bioswales and green roofs, with investments to optimize the existing system and to build targeted, cost-effective gray or traditional infrastructure.
NYC Green Infrastructure Plan: A Sustainable Strategy for Green Waterways
(2010) Green infrastructure—advanced street-tree pits, porous pavements and streets, green and blue roofs, and many other stormwater controls—can improve water and air quality, help to cool the City, reduce energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions, increase property values, and beautify our communities. And we can achieve all of these benefits for billions of dollars less than the cost of the traditional tanks and tunnels that are useful only when it rains. The NYC Green Infrastructure Plan improves water quality and helps the City achieve cleaner air and greener streets.
A Stronger, More Resilient New York
(2013) Actionable recommendations both for rebuilding the communities impacted by Sandy and increasing the resilience of infrastructure and buildings citywide.