City Announces Green Infrastructure Plan

Oct 1, 2018


We are living in an era of early climate change and the City of Milwaukee is trying to adapt.

Mayor Tom Barrett held a press conference Wednesday announcing the city’s new Green Infrastructure plan framework, after it was adopted by the Milwaukee Common Council Tuesday.

The plan sets out a series of goals for the next year to change the regulatory framework in the city to substantially increase use of green infrastructure in order to capture greater amounts of stormwater and make development more sustainable as Milwaukee and the state continue to get warmer and wetter as a result of global climate change.

The vast majority of climate modeling for the State of Wisconsin predicts this future. A powerpoint released by Michael Notaro an associate climate scientist with the Center for Climate Research at UW-Madison states that the modeling points to a future Wisconsin with “more frequent heavy precipitation events.”

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