A new online tool shows where green infrastructure exists in Indiana and where it is needed.
Indiana University’s Environment Resilience Institute created the Indiana Green City Mapper. It tracks infrastructure like parks, food gardens, and urban forests.
Sarah Mincey is managing director of ERI. She said green infrastructure can bring sustainable benefits to communities, unlike gray infrastructure — things like roads, bridges, and pipelines.
“It’s really easy for those kinds of infrastructure to break down over time," Mincey said. "And requires really big investments to rebuild them.”