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You Are Here: GIS Map of Cambridge, MA

The Social Computing Group at MIT created this map by analyzing Google Street View images of Cambridge, MA.  It illustrates the amount of green infrastructure in the city and could offer some useful guidance to GIS specialists.

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This article, published in the Journal of Environmental Quality, discusses how urban forests can be managed to impact the urban water, heat, carbon, and pollution cycles. The authors present 14 studies from five continents on the ecosystem service impact of urban trees.

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This website combines multiple data sets (social, economic, environmental) layered over land use/cover maps user selected by parcel, county, census tract, election district, etc.

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A Roadmap to Green Infrastructure in the Federal Agencies

This resource created by the National Association of Regional Councils provides users with a clear comparison of the definition of green infrastructure across federal agencies. Look for opportunities to align project goals with priorities in multiple federal agencies to create more opportunities for funding.

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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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