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National Land Cover Database

The USGS developed the National Land Cover Database to provide spatial reference and land cover data for the entire United States.  It illustrates land use type (urban, forest, agriculture etc.), percent tree canopy cover, and percent impervious surface.

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Livable Communities Toolkit

This toolkit provides informational guides and resources to aid planning and implementation of green infrastructure projects.

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Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan

Established in 1968 as a regional planning partnership, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) has become the designated planning agency for transportation, water, and air quality in Southeast Michigan. SEMCOG provides information and assistance to member local governments in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. The organization advocates in Washington […]

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Impact of Views to School Landscapes on Recovery from Stress and Mental Fatigue

This study of high school students in central Illinois found that students with a view of trees were able to recover their ability to pay attention and bounce back from stress more rapidly than those who looked out on a parking lot or had no windows.

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PlaNYC

PlaNYC is a comprehensive effort to address future challenges in New York City including a dramatic increase in population by 2030, climate change, and outdated infrastructure.  Through collaboration between local stakeholders, agencies, and community organizations, several goals and initiatives were developed to tackle these issues.

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