Title Green Infrastructure
Subtitle Map and Plan the Natural World with GIS
Author Karen E. Firehock, R. Andrew Walker
ISBN 9781589484863
List price USD 59.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 282
Book size 197 x 242 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Esri Press (Eurospan Group)
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Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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To conserve our natural assets—our green infrastructure—we need to map them, and plan for their protection.

Green Infrastructure: Map and Plan the Natural World with GIS describes the why and how of green infrastructure (GI) mapping and implementation through text, maps, and online illustrations. It explains how to utilize the national green infrastructure model that Esri has built using the GIC’s methodology. It demonstrates through print and online map layers how to develop a prioritized strategy for conserving or restoring the highest values to natural resources. It also explains how this analysis is then used to inform a host of planning applications from drinking water protection, to endangered species conservation, to recreation, as well as preservation of culturally significant landscapes. The book uses actual data to create two case studies, one for a western and one for an eastern landscape showing how the Esri model can be adapted using local data to create a custom GI plan. The reason for this is to demonstrate the application of the national GI model to local planning.



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Chapter 1. Green infrastructure: Considering nature before and during development

Chapter 2. Modeling the natural landscape

Chapter 3. The six-step process

Chapter 4. Getting the right data

Chapter 5. Making asset maps

Chapter 6. Assessing risks to your assets

Chapter 7. Determining opportunities

Chapter 8. Implementing GI plans

Appendix A. A brief history of landscape connectivity theory and modeling

Appendix B. Technical appendix: Core attributes

Appendix C. Esri® Story Maps and other resources



About the Authors:

Karen E. Firehock, principal author, is executive director and cofounder of GIC and is on the adjunct faculty in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia. She has worked in the environmental field for 30 years. She is a certified mediator and has received numerous local, state, and national awards for her work in planning and conservation.

R. Andrew Walker is a GIS analyst, modeler and land planner. He provided much of the graphics support and technical instructions for the mapping in this book. He has more than a decade of experience with high-level GIS analysis and modeling, with particular emphasis on using GIS to support urban and environmental planning applications.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for people interested in green infrastructure mapping through GIS.


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