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Durham Neighborhood Compass

The Durham Compass combines data from local government, state and federal agencies, and the Census Bureau into an interactive map to illustrate to stakeholders the quality of life in and around Durham, North Carolina.  Users can select specific sections of the city and browse a variety of indicators such as tree coverage, impervious area, and crime.

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Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan

The City of Palo Alto developed a very comprehensive plan and vision for their urban forest. The plan links tree canopy to social, economic, and environmental sustainability goals and can be used as a model for other communities.

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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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The Value of Green Infrastructure

This comprehensive guide introduces readers to the economic, environmental and social benefits of green infrastructure.

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City of Seattle 2013 Urban Forest Stewardship Plan

Seattle’s Urban Forest Stewardship Plan is notable for city sponsorship, participation by city agencies, and data-based decisions.  The plan includes objectives, performance measures and indicators, and agency responsibilities.

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