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Case Studies, Guidelines and Best Practices
Websites containing collections of guidelines and best practices can provide useful starting points when researching aspects of land use law. Start with the guidelines and best practices, and then you can often work back to the municipalities that are using those development tools. Often these these websites will also contain case studies in addition to other materials, such as links to relevant municipal ordinances.
EPA: Green Infrastructure
Use the tabs to navigate to tools, case studies, research and policy materials.
NYS DEC: Climate Smart Communities Toolkit
"The Climate Smart Communities Toolkit allows New York communities to find recommended practices that will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions specifically in the areas of land-use, transportation policy, green building, infrastructure investment, green infrastructure, and housing policy."
EPA: 2015 Green Infrastructure Webcast Series
The EPA is holding a series of webinars on green infrastructure. This site has links to information about upcoming webinars as well as links to archived webinars.
ASLA: Banking on Green: A Look at How Green Infrastructure Can Save Municipalities Money and Provide Economic Benefits Community-wide
This April 2012 publication is a Joint Report by American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation, ASLA (the American Society of Landscape Architects) and ECONorthwest.
ASLA: Stormwater Case Studies
From ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), this collection of 479 case studies is organized by state.
APA: How Cities use Parks for Green Infrastructure
Online briefing paper from APA, includes case studies, and a bibliography.
Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System