Regional Model: Maps, Tools and Reports for the Northeast Illinois Planning Region
This website contains a full set of maps, mapping tools and policy guidance organized by topic/ objective, specific to Northeast Illinois.
The Social Computing Group at MIT created this map by analyzing Google Street View images of Cambridge, MA. It illustrates the amount of green infrastructure in the city and could offer some useful guidance to GIS specialists.
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.
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.
These simulation tools provide a visual demonstration of how adding trees improves stormwater management. They use CANVIS, a free image editing program designed for urban forestry.