The Hot Report: A Guide to Measure Community Sustainability
The Sustainable Communities Hot Report uses various data from the U.S. Census Bureau to give community leaders and residents a quick and easy way to determine how well their community is performing on indicators related to transportation, housing, economic development, income, and equity. Users can view charts, tables, and maps showing their community’s trends over time and can compare their community’s performance to peer communities.
This field guide was developed collaboratively by researchers, practitioners, and student members of the Urban Tree Growth & Longevity Working Group. The Minimum Data Set is the core group of variables necessary for any long-term study of urban trees, including tree location, species, and diameter at breast height. These protocols were pilot tested in summer […]
This tool allows users to quickly compare the performance, costs, and benefits of green infrastructure to conventional stormwater practices. The calculator is comprehensive and requires multiple data sets.
This commercial software allows planners to add tree cover to their mapping, allowing for more effective urban forestry planning.
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.