Green infrastructure is starting to mean different things to different people said david rouse asla a landscape architect and planner at wallace roberts todd wrt during a session at the american planning association apa conference in chicago rouse was there with theresa schwarz kent . And they are discovering or rediscovering the benefits of green infrastructure infrastructure that takes advantage of the natural landscape this well grounded report shows how green infrastructure cleans the air and water replenishes aquifers reduces flooding and moderates the climate and the benefits go beyond improving the environment. A landscape approach green infrastructure key overview and concepts david c rouse o definitions o benefits o public health o systems thinking o principles o project type and scales los angeles river green infrastructure to revitalize a city mia lehrer o the rivers past o recalibrating the los angeles river o looking . Green infrastructure an integrated approach to land use the li publication is aimed at public and private sector bodies and useful for both clients and practitioners the guide shows how collaboration is key to delivering multifunctional landscapes and why landscape professionals should take the lead on the integration of gi. Recent years have witnessed a wave of interest in the concept of green infrastructure gi as a means of applying an ecosystem approach to spatial planning practice however more limited
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