Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Prioritizations can be both a set of geographic analysis tools and a planning process for collaborative decision-making. In this paper, we describe how UTC Prioritizations can be used as a planning process to provide decision support to multiple government agencies, civic groups and private businesses to aid in reaching a canopy target. Linkages to broader City-scale sustainability plans are explored. This article represents an extension and update to the UTC Canopy Goal Setting Guide by Raciti et al (2006). We conclude with recommendations for a market-like analysis of neighborhoods to better match planting initiatives to particular neighborhoods’ motivations, capacities and interests in order to improve the adoption of improved urban forestry practices.
Locke, Dexter H.; Grove, J. Morgan; Galvin, Michael; O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath P.M.; and Murphy, Charles
"Applications of Urban Tree Canopy Assessment and Prioritization Tools: Supporting Collaborative Decision Making to Achieve Urban Sustainability Goals,"
Cities and the Environment (CATE):
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cate/vol6/iss1/7
BACI_UTC_Prioritization_CriteriaCSV.csv (2 kB)
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BACI_UTC_Prioritization_COI_DHL.csv (1 kB)
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Locke_et_al_2013_script_for_dendrograms.rtf (32 kB)
R Script for Dendrograms