This March 1 release from the Minnesota House provides some detail on $155 million in outdoor-preservation appropriations, including concerns about equity and inclusion and scrutiny about land management.
This February 28 story from a traditionally activist source explores how New York City might create land trusts to preserve affordability and open space, which usually correlate with outdoor health benefits.
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) created a municipal bond that covers the downside risk of using green infrastructure to control stormwater runoff. By offloading risk to investors, the utility drew new financing -and time to get its practices right. Now other cities are following its lead.
In a few Rust Belt cities that are seeking economic and social benefits, Greenprint Partners – formerly known as Fresh Coast Capital – is breaking new ground by financing fresh solutions for green stormwater infrastructure. It is using a combination of municipal, private and government resources. Its goals are to...