Green Infrastructure / Ecological Restoration

As communities nationwide are feeling the effects of crumbling and outdated water infrastructure, forward-thinking cities and developers are embracing green infrastructure and ecological restoration.

Today, more than ever, cities and developers are looking to create more resilient and livable places that benefit residents and visitors while improving the environment. Whether the impetus is regulatory compliance, infrastructure improvements, climate resilience or adaptation, or just aesthetics—green infrastructure and ecological restoration are cost effective and sustainable ways to address storm water and natural resource challenges for single developments or an entire community.

Environmentally Sound Solutions

Kimley-Horn’s team of engineers, scientists, planners, and landscape architects bring the diverse experience required to implement these complex and cutting edge green infrastructure and ecological restoration projects. Our technical diversity allows us to provide a broad range of services including:

  • Green infrastructure plans and designs including rain gardens, green roofs, rainwater harvesting, constructed wetlands, infiltration devices, and smart planning
  • Ecological restoration of streams, wetlands, and riparian buffers that allow communities to address a problem (i.e. flooding or water pollution) using techniques that create multiple benefits such as green spaces and parks, urban heat reduction, and healthier communities
  • Watershed restoration planning and design that incorporates both green infrastructure and ecological restoration
  • Ecological restoration and green infrastructure to satisfy regulatory requirements and generate mitigation credits for specific permits or mitigation banks

When traditional infrastructure can’t handle your floods and droughts, Kimley-Horn can help you develop a modern approach to protect public health and safety and improve quality of life. Our solutions give communities the security and flexibility they need while helping to improve the environment. Now that’s a win-win!