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Urban Heat Island Effect

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.

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Data and Mapping Tools for Identifying Green Infrastructure in Local Communities

This well-established site provides maps and tools that can identify existing and built green infrastructure in your community. The website supports work by local governments and non-profits seeking to assure all communities become more vibrant and sustainable.

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The RECARGA Stormwater Model

The RECARGA model is a highly technical stormwater modeling program for planners and professionals.  It is used to evaluate performance of infiltration basins, rain gardens, and bioretention facilities.

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Urban Forestry Index

This site provides a comprehensive database of publications on urban forestry research from a wide range of organizations that are easily accessed using advanced browsing and search features.  It was prepared by USFS, University of Minnesota and Urban Forestry South, and Tree Link and is regularly updated.

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Tree Ordinance Resource List

This document contains a list of  writing tools and models for developing tree protection ordinances.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Current Research
  • Education and Outreach Materials
  • General
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Map It
  • Plan It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Define Your Plan's Strategy & Objectives
  • Gather Data
  • Publisher(s):
  • EPA