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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.

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SITES Greenfield Bias: Old Paradigm for a New Reality

Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES offers a comprehensive rating system designed to distinguish sustainable landscapes, measure their performance, and elevate their value. This article addresses a perceived flaw within SITES’s treatment of trees and soil for disturbed (but not brownfield) urban in-fill sites.

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US Climate Extremes Index (CEI)

This tool provides an index of the most extreme temperatures, precipitation events, and droughts from around the country to aid planners and policy makers in the adaptation process.

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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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Municipal Departments Actively Implement Philadelphia’s Green Infrastructure Plans

Philadelphia’s municipal departments have played a critical role in the ongoing implementation of Greenworks Philadelphia, which is the city’s sustainability plan, and the Green City, Clean Waters plan, which is focused on green stormwater infrastructure. The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS) is the primary custodian of the Greenworks Philadelphia plan and the Philadelphia Water Department […]

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  • Resource Types:
  • Data Sets
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Implement It
  • Plan It
  • Sustain It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Integrate, Implement, Assess, Adapt
  • Publisher(s):
  • Partnership for Sustainable Communities