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Strong community relationships increase the likelihood that individuals will work together to achieve common goals, exchange information, and maintain informal social controls, which leads to cleaner and safer public spaces, less crime, and can have a positive impact on public health.“The decisions we make today about the infrastructure we put in place – whether natural or manmade – will have a long-lasting impact on how we live and work.We should let nature do its very best job for us.” “There is a recognition that the project will save property, it’ll save homes, it’ll save businesses.But the true return on investment for nature-based solutions is realized when the other, multiple benefits they provide are considered.For example, wetlands, floodplains, forests, prairies and marshes improve water quality by filtering pollutants and sediment from water.We’ve created this guide of nature-based solutions and included case studies of successful projects from across the country to help communities learn more and identify which nature-based solutions might work for them.
Nature offers a powerful set of tools for addressing hazards like flooding and erosion.
Traditional structures designed to control floodwaters or storm surges are usually built on beaches, marshes or wetlands, where they destroy valuable wildlife habitat.
On the other hand, natural areas and nature-based solutions provide, create or improve wildlife habitat for fish, birds and other species, which enhances recreational opportunities for community members and tourists alike.
Recent studies demonstrate that green spaces in urban areas may actually decrease violent and property crimes in neighborhoods.
One study comparing 98 apartment buildings in an inner-city neighborhood indicated that residents with higher amounts of nearby nature reported fewer violent and minor crimes, and fewer incivilities.
The percentage of green space within a two-mile radius of a person’s home has been associated with the percentage of residents reporting good health, particularly among homemakers, the elderly, and those with lower socioeconomic status—groups that are typically less likely to get sufficient physical activity.