Research on Green Infrastructure of Sustainable Built Environment
Keywords:Green Infrastructure; Sustainable Built Environment; Seattle.
Over the past few decades, the phenomenon of climate change has raised a global concern. The majority tend to see urbanization as a primary cause for it. Due to the vegetated surfaces decrease continually with the hard surface expanding such as pavement and concrete rooftops, the problems of heat island effect and increased surface runoff have become increasing serious. In order to mitigate these climatic issues, the green infrastructure should play a constructive role becomes as it provides essential services for communities. This network connecting with nature is able to deal with the climatic and urban challenges we facing today. This paper will explore the important role that the green infrastructure can play in sustainable built environment. The green infrastructure management as a strategy to alleviate the issues caused by urbanization will be discussed. The case in Seattle will be analyzed and evaluated because this city is one of the pioneers in the GI field. Some recommendation and conclusion will be given at the end.
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