Check it Out: MIT Green Infrastructure Survey

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology CoLab Green Economic Development Initiative (GEDI) is calling on stormwater management professionals, designers, engineers, and contractors to complete a 10-minute Green Infrastructure Survey.  This survey will inform a study of job and economic development opportunities in green infrastructure.  Cities and stormwater authorities increasingly recognize that investments in green infrastructure can aid stormwater management, enhance local ecology and beautify neighborhoods. What is more, investments in green infrastructure may create greater opportunities for local small businesses and lesser skilled workforces.  However, the extent of economic development opportunities associated with green infrastructure is not well understood, nor have cities articulated comprehensive strategies for integrating economic development priorities into their green infrastructure planning and implementation.  Individual data will remain confidential, and will be reported only on an aggregate level, not on a firm-level basis.

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