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Urban Environmental Education Review$
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Alex Russ

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501705823

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.001.0001

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Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure

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(p.261) 27 Green Infrastructure
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Urban Environmental Education Review
Author(s):

Laura B. Cole

Timon McPhearson

Cecilia P. Herzog

Alex Russ

, Alex Russ, Marianne E. Krasny
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0028

This chapter examines opportunities for using green infrastructure in classroom and after-school activities and strengthening student contact with and attachment to their local environment. Education about green infrastructure refers to the learning opportunities provided by infrastructure projects in cities, where ecosystem services are intertwined with human development and can teach fundamental lessons about systems thinking, sustainability, and resilience. In addition, education for green infrastructure emphasizes the need for increased public education regarding the benefits of green infrastructure, which could increase public support, management, and stewardship of present and future green infrastructure projects. The chapter considers the ways that urban environmental education in, about, and for green infrastructure can improve human–nature connections in the city.

Keywords:   green infrastructure, cities, ecosystem services, systems thinking, sustainability, resilience, urban environmental education

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