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This manual provides information for neighborhood residents, municipal professionals, grassroots advocates and others who seek to implement green infrastructure (GI) strategies in their communities. It offers a neighborhood-centered perspective on GI that is tailored to work with the unique climate conditions of the southwestern US. The guide includes detailed, step-by-step approaches for designing, constructing, and maintaining GI practices that can be used to retrofit existing neighborhoods, including: curb cuts and basins in rights-of-ways, chicanes, medians, traffic circles, street width reductions, and parking lots.


Watershed Management Group, 2017

Green Infrastructure for Desert Communities
Version 2.0
Revised January 2017
Written and edited by: Lisa Shipek, Catlow Shipek, Kieran Sikdar, Karilyn Roach, James MacAdam,
Tory Syracuse, and James DeRoussel.

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