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Understand the process for developing a successful green infrastructure strategy and the role of GIS in helping communities set goals, create multiscale maps, assess risks, find opportunities and design strategic implementation plans.

Seeing Green Infrastructure

Using a green infrastructure approach to planning, decision makers and the public work together to identify ways to preserve and connect open spaces, watersheds, wildlife, habitats, parks and other natural areas that enrich and sustain a community's quality of life and sense of place.

6 Step Guide to Green Infrastructure

The Green Infrastructure Center in Charlottesville, Virginia bring you a six-step process for creating Green Infrastructure plans and effectively implementing them in your area.

Green Infrastructure for the GIS Professional

GIS is key to making Green Infrastructure work. It gives you a computational, quantitative, and rational way to help you understand what’s important, from a Green Infrastructure perspective.

Recommended Reading / Other Resources

Green Infrastructure: Linking Landscapes and Communities

Benedict, Mark A. and McMahon, Edward T. Washington, D.C., Island Press, 2006.

Ecosystem Health: New Goals for Environmental Management

Costanza, Robert, Bryan G. Norton, and Benjamin D. Haskell, Island Press, 1992.

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Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land Use Planning

Dramstad, Wenche E., et al. Washington, D.C., Island Press, 1996.

Nature Friendly Communities, Habitat Protection, and Land Use Planning

Duerksen, Christopher and Snyder, Cara. Washington, D.C., Island Press, 2005.

Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning: A Multiscale Approach

Firehock, Karen and Walker, Andrew: Washington, D.C., Island Press, 2015.

The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions

Foreman, R.T.T., Land Mosaics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 1995.

Designing Greenways: Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People

Hellmund, Paul Cawood, Smith, Daniel Somers. Washington, D.C., Island Press, 2006.

Design with Nature

McHarg, Ian L., and Lewis Mumford. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1969.

Greenways for America

Little, Charles E. Baltimore, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

Climate Change in Wildlands

Hansen, Andrew James, Monahan, William, Theobald, David M. and Olliff , S. Thomas, Washington, D.C., Island Press, 2016.

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