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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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Chicago Wilderness: Regional Alliance Working to Connect People and Nature

Chicago Wilderness developed a green infrastructure vision to guide local communities making land use decisions. The organization provides a broad platform for collaborative conservation action with a wide range of public, private, non-profit and business partners.  The vision serves as model for other regional efforts, including Australia.

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EPA National Stormwater Calculator

The National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) can be used to estimate the amount and frequency of rainwater runoff from sites anywhere in the United States. The calculator accounts for soil conditions, rainfall history, land cover, and more.  

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EPA Green Infrastructure Case Studies

This page contains links to green infrastructure case studies covering a number of topics including performance, groundwater impacts, community-scale studies, economics and policy research.

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Portland Urban Forest Review

This report provides an in-depth analysis of progress on urban forestry and green infrastructure initiatives in Portland, OR.  It outlines the goals and desired outcomes of the city’s Urban Forest Management Plan, the actions being taken to meet them, and key challenges that are hindering the process.

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