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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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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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Pittsburgh Urban Forest Master Plan

Noted for intensive community outreach and citizen input, the Pittsburgh Urban Forest Master Plan covers all the bases and is an excellent model for other cities.

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Urban Forest Management Planning Tool

This fill-in-the-blank guide is simple and useful for helping those completely unfamiliar with urban forestry get involved in the planning process.

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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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