Today, the Greater Kansas City region is struggling to address myriad environmental, economic and social challenges that impact human health and well-being. These include exposure to air, water and soil pollution; select access to green space and quality foods; access to jobs; and greater susceptibility to flooding from storm events and climatic shifts. The backbone of good regional planning is a framework that reestablishes and integrates ecological processes into the heart of the region’s cultural and economic fabric. The work of the Phase 1 Green Infrastructure Framework sets the stage for quality of life that is based on regeneration — a process of analysis and engagement with the purpose of integrating living systems with human aspirations.
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Phase 1 Green Infrastructure Framework: Connecting People to Nature