Prioritizing Green Infrastructure in New York City: A Framework for Project Implementation and Co-benefits Evaluation
Student | Pankti Mehta Faculty | Leonel Ponce, Ira Stern School of Architecture, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment
With an intent of pursuing the co-benefits of green infrastructure in order to prioritize it over other grey infrastructure technologies, this research is an inquiry on what could be an ideal way to identify, quantify and evaluate the co-benefits of GI practices. How can city agencies like New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) accommodate co-benefits in their prioritization and expansion of Green Infrastructure implementation? This research aims to develop a feasibility framework that can help in site selection and GI prioritization and implementation based on its stormwater capture benefits as well as co-benefits.