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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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Charlotte: A ‘tree seat’ at the table

Effective inter-agency cooperation and partnership, and how the various agencies engaged in green infrastructure planning and development are arranged in a local government has significant implications for the level integration of urban forestry and green infrastructure in a city or community’s plans and operations.  Charlotte, North Carolina, which has been designated a Tree City USA […]

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EPA Green Infrastructure Funding

This page lists most federal sources of green infrastructure funding from various agencies and includes links to various means of self-funding of projects through fees, etc.

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Community Tree Plans: A Guide for Tree Commissions and Environmental Advisory Councils

This guide provides an overview of the components, requirements, and strategies for crafting overarching community tree plans.  

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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 […]

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  • General
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Map It
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  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Define Your Plan's Strategy & Objectives
  • Gather Data
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