Building resiliency through green infrastructure: a community wealth building approach

Climate change adaptation Cooperatives Green infrastructure Social enterprise Social impact
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Green Infrastructure (report) 15.49 MB

This report provides suggests ways for cities to build better relationships with our natural assets through green infrastructure at the same time as fostering stronger, more resilient communities. In particular, it investigates the state of worker cooperatives and social enterprises in the green infrastructure field in order to understand the possibilities and strategies for these community wealth building enterprises to seize the opportunity to provide positive jobs in their communities. It focuses on four case studies of enterprises already operating in the field in a variety of economic and environmental contexts. It provides practical insights to practitioners as well as local governments and anchor institutions—large, place-based nonprofits like universities and hospitals—to deepen and expand community wealth building enterprises.

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