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Pittsburgh Urban Forest Review

This report provides an brief analysis of progress on urban forestry and green infrastructure initiatives in Pittsburgh, PA.  It includes an overview of green infrastructure visioning and benchmarking data, areas of opportunity for greening, and local threats such as invasive species.

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Planning the Urban Forest

This report by the American Planning Association contains case studies, an appendix on incorporating green infrastructure in a comprehensive plan, and lists of web resources. It is a must-have resource for professionals interested in making urban forestry part of their green infrastructure and sustainability plans.

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National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV)

The National Climate Change Viewer is meant to help forecast future changes in precipitation, temperature, and the water balance for any county or state in the United States.  The tool is useful when planning for climate resiliency and adaptation.

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Placeways Community GIS Software

This commercial software allows planners to add tree cover to their mapping, allowing for more effective urban forestry planning.

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Green Grand Rapids: A Municipal Plan Emphasizing Public Health

The city of Grand Rapids, MI integrates public health assessments into its comprehensive planning with strong involvement by green infrastructure, urban forestry and public health professionals.

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