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Maps and Data Sets for New York City

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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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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Demystifying Social Equity

This article explores how various communities attempt to integrate equity and diversity into their overall sustainability plans. More than half the cities responding to the survey had adopted none or only one practice to promote equity.

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Plan-it GEO

This commercial firm provides mobile tools for various aspects of urban forestry planning including volunteer tools and tree canopy plotting services.

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Urban Heat Island Effect

EPA studies and tracks the various impacts of urban heat island effects. This site describes the nature of the problem and offers strategies to municipalities seeking to abate it.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Data Sets
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Champion It
  • Explore It
  • Map It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Gather Data
  • Publisher(s):
  • Oasis NYC