How do we make shared, stacked green infrastructure an amenity across multiple sites between multiple owners and developers? While this might not sound all that revolutionary, it has never been done and is at the core of the future of climate impacts, water scarcity, extreme weather and smart planning. The City of Saint Paul Public Works Department runs as a utility but is working towards how to encourage multiple developers and property owners to co-invest and maintain multi-block stormwater and green infrastructure. Accomplishing this would make them one of the only cities in the US to have done so.
Kathy Lantry, Director of Public Works, Saint Paul, Minnesota