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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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EPA’s MyEnvironment Search Application

This application includes detailed results, based on location, for a variety of water quality, air, energy use and other indicators of environmental health.

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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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The Urban Forest and Ecosystem Services

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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CDC Guidance on Health Impact Assessments

This Center for Disease Control and Prevention webpage identifies best practices for conducting health impact assessments at the community and regional level.

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