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Urban Forests and Healthy Babies

This article provides an overview of a study which demonstrates that mothers living in greener neighborhoods deliver at full term and produce babies with higher birth weights — an indicator of neonatal health.

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10 Best Cities for Urban Forests

This page lists American Forests’ 10 best cities for urban forests and details each city’s efforts that helped them stand out among the 50 most populous cities in the U.S.

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Placeways Community GIS Software

This commercial software allows planners to add tree cover to their mapping, allowing for more effective urban forestry planning.

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Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment Tool (AGWA)

The Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool is a GIS-based multipurpose hydrologic analysis system for use by watershed, water resource, land use, and biological resource managers and scientists in performing watershed- and basin-scale studies. It uses readily available spatial data sets to parameterize and run two widely used watershed runoff and erosion models: the Soil […]

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Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan

Established in 1968 as a regional planning partnership, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) has become the designated planning agency for transportation, water, and air quality in Southeast Michigan. SEMCOG provides information and assistance to member local governments in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. The organization advocates in Washington […]

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