Graham Sustainability Institute

NEW-GI Materials Request

Thank you for your interest in Neighborhood, Environment, and Water Research Collaborations for Green Infrastructure (NEW-GI). Please submit the following form to gain download access to the files listed below.

  • NEW-GI Advisory Committee Brief (PDF)
    NEW-GI Advisory Brief: An introduction to the NEW-GI project with preliminary results of a 2015 pre-construction survey of residents living nearby vacant property selected as pilot sites for NEW-GI stormwater bioretention gardens.
  • NEW-GI White Paper 1 (PDF)
    Green Infrastructure on Vacant Land: Achieving Social and Environmental Benefits in Legacy Cities: An in-depth review of peer-reviewed literature relevant to implementation of GSI on vacant land and its potential effects on neighborhood well-being.
  • NEW-GI White Paper 2 (PDF)
    Green Infrastructure on Vacant Land: Mitigating Aquatic Stressors of Urban Ecosystems through Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Scholarly research on the effects of GSI on urban stormwater flows and water quality.
  • NEW-GI Tech Report 1 (PDF)
    Different Contexts, Different Designs for Green Stormwater Infrastructure: A look at how local conditions including existing grey infrastructure can drive the scale of GSI design to achieve different multifunctional benefits.
  • NEW-GI Tech Report 2 (PDF)
    Making Governance Work for Green Stormwater Infrastructure on Vacant Land in Legacy Cities: Research on how seven US cities with post-industrial population loss have navigated governance challenges to implement GSI on vacant land.
  • NEW-GI Integrated Assessment (PDF)
    Green Stormwater Infrastructure on Vacant Land: An Integrated Assessment with Implications for Detroit: A summary of refereed literature that addresses social and environmental performance and governance of GSI, and results of NEW-GI’s analyses of the performance of bioretention garden pilot sites in Detroit’s Warrendale neighborhood. This report integrates assessments of water quality, stormwater flows, residents’ preferences, neighborhood well-being, and the maintenance characteristics of 18 different design alternatives for GSI on vacant property in residential neighborhoods.