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This study reports on the tools and data currently available to cities for climate change decision support, as well as the interests, needs and capacity of potential users within municipal government and among partner organizations.

Article by Peter Harnik and Alexandra Hiple that appeared in the September 2016 edition of Parks & Recreation magazine.

In this paper, we survey the most recent peer-reviewed literature on green infrastructure to assess its demonstrated effectiveness in moderating urban temperatures and, as a result, lessening energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

Quantifying the Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Urban Parks report outlines the greenhouse gas benefits of adding green space to an urban area and introduces methodologies for estimating potential greenhouse gas reductions.

This report focuses on the opportunity presented by federally-mandated stormwater management requirements. Green Infrastructure (GI) is a decentralized and potentially cost-effective alternative management strategy that can reduce stormwater at its source, while simultaneously providing communities with a number of other valuable urban ecosystem services – direct and indirect benefits that people can derive from urban ecosystems.

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