Publication Helps Communities Evaluate Local Codes to Facilitate Green Infrastructure

Credit: photo by Kevin Miyazaki

Green infrastructure can be discouraged or even prohibited by outdated, poorly worded or ambiguous codes and ordinances. Cooperation among county and municipal staff in zoning, land use, urban forestry, stormwater and engineering are key to evaluating barriers to green infrastructure in our communities. With our partners, we developed a workbook that will help communities review, revise and prioritize their local codes and ordinances to promote and advance green infrastructure implementation. Download the entire workbook or one of its main sections below.

Have you used the tool? Please let us know about your experience. You can email Water Quality and Coastal Community Specialist Julia Noordyk,

1000 Friends of Wisconsin
Orion Planning and Design
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Production of this workbook was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Storms Program and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.

This project is funded by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act, Grant# NA13NOS4190043.