Publication Library

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Impact on Property Values
by CNT and SB Friedman Development Advisors

This report shows Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) adds value to homes. The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with SB Friedman Development Advisors to model the impact of GSI installations, such as rain gardens, pervious pavement, swales, and planters, on property sales data in two cities and found statistically significant higher sales prices of homes near GSI. These findings add to a growing body of research that shows that nature-based solutions to storm­water management provide many benefits in addition to flood control.

CNT's Green Values Calculator includes these latest findings on property value impacts in an interactive online tool.

Green Infrastructure and Gentrification: Harness the Benefits, Avoid the Displacement

Watch this session—hosted by the Urban Waters Learning Network Equitable Development and Anti-Displacement Collaborative on April 20, 2023—to hear more about the work that the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange (GILE) are doing related to equitable green infrastructure implementation.