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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.

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Benefits of Trees and Urban Forests: A Research List

This extensive list of the benefits of trees, grouped by category, was compiled by The Alliance for Community Trees.  The information is backed by a wide range of research publications.

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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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Data and Mapping Tools for Identifying Green Infrastructure in Local Communities

This well-established site provides maps and tools that can identify existing and built green infrastructure in your community. The website supports work by local governments and non-profits seeking to assure all communities become more vibrant and sustainable.

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Landscape and Human Health Laboratory

Scientists at the Landscape and Human Health Laboratory (LHHL) study the connections between green infrastructure and human health.  LHHL’s website provides a substantial amount of research exploring the link between urban forestry and social issues such as crime and community well-being.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Case Studies and Developed Plans
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Explore It
  • Map It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Gather Data
  • Publisher(s):
  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning