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Green Values National Stormwater Management Calculator

This tool allows users to quickly compare the performance, costs, and benefits of green infrastructure to conventional stormwater practices. The calculator is comprehensive and requires multiple data sets.

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City of Seattle 2013 Urban Forest Stewardship Plan

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The Sustainable Communities Hot Report uses various data from the U.S. Census Bureau to give community leaders and residents a quick and easy way to determine how well their community is performing on indicators related to transportation, housing, economic development, income, and equity. Users can view charts, tables, and maps showing their community’s trends over […]

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  • Resource Types:
  • Calculators and Modeling
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Finance It
  • Map It
  • Plan It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Gather Data
  • Publisher(s):
  • Center for Neighborhood Technology