GSI = Green Stormwater Infrastructure
GSI is a cost-effective, resilient approach to managing wet weather impacts that provides many community benefits. While single-purpose gray stormwater infrastructure—conventional piped drainage and water treatment systems—is designed to move urban stormwater away from the built environment, green infrastructure reduces and treats stormwater at its source while delivering environmental, social, and economic benefits. For more information and resources, visit: https://detroitfuturecity.com/our-programs/land-water-works-resources/
Examples of GSI in practice include:
Where to find GSI sites in Detroit:
They are all around you! Visit The Detroit Stormwater Hub’s site to view a map of listed GSI projects to start your scavenger hunt. Another resource is Detroit Future City’s Working with Lots website, https://dfc-lots.com/. While exploring, you may even find some rain gardens, rainbarrels, or other GSI that are not currently listed.