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Tree Ordinances and Your Community

This guide explains how ordinances work and the ways in which you can use them to benefit your community through urban forestry. The resource is likely best for smaller communities.

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Building Capactity: Helping Vibrant Communities Create Vibrant, Healthy and Economically Prosperous Neighborhoods

This resource provides an in-depth review of the health and economic impacts resulting from the HUD Sustainability Community Grants program. While there is little information on green infrastructure, the document provides extensive details on how to approach the regional/community planning process while dealing with cross-sector issues like energy and transportation.

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Metro Parks protects Nashville’s open space

Nashville’s Metro Parks and Recreation Department (Metro Parks) has been working for decades to provide citizens of Nashville-Davidson County with a network of trails and open space. The department pursued a strategy of open space acquisition for two reasons: 1) to preserve Nashville’s quality of life and unique natural character and 2) to protect against […]

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EPA Stormwater Management Model

The Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) is part of EPA’s suite of water research tools. SWMM is a hydrology-hydraulic water quality simulation model used to simulate stormwater runoff quantity and quality in urban areas.  SWMM is highly technical and is best suited for those with working knowledge of the industry.

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Urban Planning Tools for Quality Growth

Envision Utah created this toolbox to assist communities plan for various stages of development.  The guide details the benefits of urban forestry as well as information and tips for creating a plan that incorporates green infrastructure into development efforts.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Model Land Use Policies
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Implement It
  • Plan It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Define Your Plan's Strategy & Objectives
  • Integrate, Implement, Assess, Adapt
  • Publisher(s):
  • The Morton Arboretum