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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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Charlotte: A ‘tree seat’ at the table

Effective inter-agency cooperation and partnership, and how the various agencies engaged in green infrastructure planning and development are arranged in a local government has significant implications for the level integration of urban forestry and green infrastructure in a city or community’s plans and operations.  Charlotte, North Carolina, which has been designated a Tree City USA […]

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Livable Communities Toolkit

This toolkit provides informational guides and resources to aid planning and implementation of green infrastructure projects.

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Alternative Transfer of Development Rights Transaction Mechanisms

This tool details a strategy for protecting interface lands and urban green space by directing development to selected zones.

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Video: Investing from the Ground Up

This is a great video introduction to the concept of urban forestry and the types of benefits it can provide. Despite coming from California’s Urban Forests Council, the video is useful to all audiences around the country.  

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  • Case Studies and Developed Plans
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Map It
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  • Planning Process Steps:
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  • Gather Data
  • Integrate, Implement, Assess, Adapt
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