Urban Forests and Carbon Credits: One Pathway
This document establishes a pathway to create and trade carbon credits from urban forests. It includes protocols and quantification guides for both forest management and tree planting. The resource comes from a significant task force effort by California’s Climate Action Reserve.
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.
This page contains links to green infrastructure case studies covering a number of topics including performance, groundwater impacts, community-scale studies, economics and policy research.
EPA studies and tracks the various impacts of urban heat island effects. This site describes the nature of the problem and offers strategies to municipalities seeking to abate it.
This report from the International City/County Management Association and the University of Arizona discusses the successes and challenges of achieving social equity in developing sustainable communities.