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CalEnviroScreen: Methodology for Identifying Polluted Communities in California

Though designed for California communities, this site illustrates how and with what data others can identify disadvantaged neighborhoods in their own community.

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International Stormwater BMP Database

The International Stormwater BMP Database contains over 530 best management practice (BMP) studies, performance analysis results, tools for use in BMP performance studies, monitoring guidance, and other study-related publications.

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Planning the Urban Forest

This report by the American Planning Association contains case studies, an appendix on incorporating green infrastructure in a comprehensive plan, and lists of web resources. It is a must-have resource for professionals interested in making urban forestry part of their green infrastructure and sustainability plans.

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Construction Carbon Calculator

This tool estimates the net embodied carbon of a project’s structures and site. The measurements account for building materials, processes and carbon released due to ecosystem degradation or sequestered through landscape installation or restoration. Landscape inputs are ecoregion, area and type of existing vegetation, area disturbed, and area and type of vegetation installed.

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Residential Greenness and Birth Outcomes

This study, published in a National Institutes of Health newsletter, demonstrates that greening of residential neighborhoods can be associated with beneficial birth outcomes.

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