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Green Streets, Places, and Spaces

Green Streets reduce stormwater runoff and improve a street’s ecological performance. Often, strategies for sustainable stormwater management—like bioswales and permeable pavements—can also beautify the streetscape and calm traffic. To align public space projects with effective stormwater management solutions, cities are integrating rain gardens and vegetated swales into bus bulb outs and curb extensions that reclaim space for pedestrians. How are cities leveraging funding for stormwater management and beautification projects to simultaneously address street safety, public space and quality of life?