- Where-as green space is often thought of as isolated parks, recreation sites or natural areas, the term green infrastructure emphasizes interconnected systems of natural areas and other open spaces that are protected and managed for the ecological benefits they provide to people and the environment.
- Where-as green space is often viewed as self-sustaining, the term green infrastructure implies something that must be actively maintained and at times restored.”
Smart Conservation for the 21st Century
Mark A. Benedict, Ph.D.
Edward T. McMahon, J.D.www.sprawlwatch.org