Conservation Group Unveils New Planning Technology

Conservation group American Forests unveiled new technology that enables urban designers and planners to include trees in the decision-making process.

"By combining high-resolution satellite imagery and a computer software program, CITYgreen, designed by American Forests, the organization showed local planners how to calculate tree canopy percentages for each ward and the surrounding communities. Those percentages were then used to calculate the economic value the trees provide in reducing stormwater runoff and removing pollutants."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: American Forests Unveils Innovative Planning System at NCPC Meeting

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