Planning the Urban Forest (PAS 555)

Ecology, Economy, and Community Development

By James Schwab

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Trees, especially as part of a regional or urban green ecosystem, help create a better quality of life. Urban forests act as green infrastructure that conserves natural ecosystems and sustains clean air and water. They reduce stormwater runoff, cool the urban heat island, reduce air pollution, and provide wildlife habitat. Communities can offset the ecological impact of land development by util...

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Page Count
160
Date Published
Jan. 13, 2009
ISBN
978-1-932364-57-6
Format
Paperback
Publisher
APA Planning Advisory Service

About the Authors

James Schwab

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Bringing Nature into the City
Defining Urban Forestry
The Benefits of an Urban Forestry Program
Who is Involved in Urban Forestry?
Challenges for Urban Forestry Programs
Opportunities for Urban Forestry Programs

Chapter 2: The Principles of an Effective Urban Forestry Program
General Principles
Planning Principles
Design Principles

Chapter 3: Case Studies
Holistic Approaches
Single-Purpose Approaches
Regional Approaches
Mid-America Regional Council (Kansas City)

Chapter 4: Conclusions and Recommendations
Framing the Issues with Green Infrastructure
Recommendations

Appendices:
A Green Infrastructure Element in a Comprehensive Plan
A Shorthand Guide to Exemplary Urban Forestry Comprehensive Plan Elements and
Internet Resources
A Guide to Organizational and Research Websites about Urban and Community
Forestry
Establishing and Preserving the Urban Forest