Group 1

  • Goal: two prototype parks by 2025, maintain by corporate and/or neighborhood sponsors for long-term care, working with a “friends” group or neighborhood association. 

    • rgeted pocket parks 

      • Map vacant lots/foreclosed properties 

      • Target locations within a ten-minute walk in dense neighborhoods 

      • Measure co-benefits that can be increased by development into a pocket park using a green/grey formula, e.g..: recreation, water quality, social cohesion, mental health benefits, safe space prospects, youth employment/engagement, dog feces, standing water, litter, opportunity for endowments/trusts, FDIC community funds, empower “friends” groups statute politically/socially

Group 2

  • Timeframe: 2030 

  • All municipal projects shall integrate GI to the extent practicable 

  • 75-80% of municipal projects to have GI element included by 2030 

  • Unit – element of GI included (# of projects) with one or more GI elements 

  • Outcome 

    • demonstrate projects that will educate and set standard for development 

    • long-term resiliency benefits 

    • environmental, public health, watershed benefits 

    • experience gained implementing GI projects


Group 3

  • Transformation/alternation of neglected properties along GI lines through tax incentives, code enforcement 

  • Timeframe = now 

  • Murals depicting GI vision/possibilities (large/public) – coordinate with existing mural initiative city-wide 

  • Promote green street approaches to streets, parking lots, extend 

  • Promote LID and GI in new housing and commercial developments 


Group 4

  • Increase tree planting – correct species by place 

  • By 2060, every block will be treed with the right tree in the right place to save energy, reduce CO2, manage stormwater and enhance community aesthetics 



Short Term

  • Use the NB Beautiful/NB resilient logos 

  • Communication – crowdsource information and contribution 

  • Coordination of community groups 

  • Update policies and regulations (site plan review, stormwater bylaw) 

  • Install interpretive wayfinding signage (app) (self guided tour, changeable) 

  • GNBVT students assistance 

  • Partner with U Mass in civil engineering/sustainability on projects 

  • Establish GI vision (MVP, FEMA, HUD green works) 

  • Education/outreach – NBHS/NBVT/etc 

Long Term

  • Workshop for developers on GI BMPs and standards 

  • Workshop with DPI crews on O&M 

  • Plan for interconnected greenways (blueway, greenway) 

  • Include GI in master plans (OSRP master plan) 

  • Stormwater management fees 

  • Corporate sponsorships – DIFs, neighborhood associations 

  • Ordinance adoption 

  • Pilot GI program 

  • Scale up


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