Delivering sustainable infrastructure that supports the urban built environment

American Chemical Society
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Environmental Science & Technology, 2010, 44 (13), pp. 4836 - 4840
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As cities grow, their impact on the environment becomes a greater concern. Yet cities provide opportunity for easily maintainable efforts for sustainability that can synergistically make vast improvements: green(er) infrastructure systems and a civic dedication to optimizing resource use. One example is green roofing, which can happily marry individual desires for a (mentally, if not physically) relaxing hobby while providing urban beautification. In this issue, Boyle et al discuss what needs to be done to assure that megacities do not become megablights; other content herein speaks to sustainable design and resource management
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