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The European Environment Agency Releases a Report on Green Infrastructure

September 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Water

Building and managing a well-planned network of natural areas might provide an effective and, in many cases, cheaper solution for coping with natural disasters such as floods or landslides. A new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA)…

New Mapping Method for ‘Green Infrastructure’, Europe’s Vital Natural Areas

March 6, 2014 - in Environment, Projects

The EEA report, 'Spatial analysis of green infrastructure in Europe', maps a network of natural and semi-natural spaces and other environmental features…

Coastal Habitats Shield People and Property from Sea-level Rise and Storm Surges

July 16, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

Extreme weather, sea-level rise and degraded coastal ecosystems are placing people and property at greater risk of damage from coastal hazards. The likelihood…

New Report Looks at the Economic Value of Wetlands for their Services

February 8, 2013 - in Projects, Wastewater, Water

Flood control, storm resistance, carbon sequestration, water filtration and biodiversity conservation are just a few of the ecosystem services wetlands provide to people. These wetlands are inextricably linked to human health and world economies as our drinking…

Urban Areas to Double by 2030, and Have Opportunities to be Greener, According to UN Study

October 16, 2012 - in Corporate

Global urbanization will have significant implications for biodiversity and ecosystems if current trends continue, with knock-on effects for human health and development, according to a new assessment by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity…

Mobile OpenTreeMap Supports Urban Forestry Projects

September 27, 2012 - in Corporate, Environment

OpenTreeMap, an open source software project for collaborative, geography-enabled urban tree inventory, now enables smartphone and tablet access to public tree inventories and planting sites.  Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company…

Why do we need an ecosystem approach to urban sustainability?

May 25, 2012 - in Planning

Timon McPhearson is Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the New School for Public Engagement, New York. He studies ways to better design, restore, and build resilient and sustainable social-ecological systems. He focuses his research on understanding…