Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and Landscape Ontario are pleased to announce the official launch of a research and community engagement initiative funded by the Metcalf Foundation. This project will develop the capacity of communities throughout Ontario to understand the costs and benefits of investing in living green infrastructure development.

The project involves the development of a tool that features detailed descriptions of multiple green infrastructure technologies and the average costs and benefits and then applying this analysis to areas in different communities that are redesigned in a one-day charrette.

By coupling the economic cost and benefits with a solid vision of green infrastructure’s place in future development and redevelopment this project should make a unique contribution to the transformation to healthier, more resilient and sustainable communities in Ontario and beyond.

In addition to its partnership with Landscape Ontario, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased undertake this project with Green Infrastructure Ontario (GIO) and the Ontario Parks Association (OPA). This vast pool of resources allows for an unprecedented collaboration between top thinkers in a number of key green infrastructure practices.

Go online to www.greeninfrastructurefoundation.org to download the Toronto pilot charrette report.