Enhancing Benefits to Humans

Enhancing Benefits to Humans

The tools and resources here value: a. Mapping remaining wild nature in the city and the greater ecoregion of which the city is a part b. Measuring and promoting community assets gained from fresh air, clean water, open spaces, biodiversity, carbon absorption and...
Ensuring Equitable Access to Wild Nature

Ensuring Equitable Access to Wild Nature

The tools and resources here value: a. Providing equal opportunity for nature immersion and environmental education among varying age, cultural, ethnic and income groups within the city and encourage leadership from within these groups b. Creating recreational options...
Connectivity Solutions

Connectivity Solutions

Photo of Portland area by Mike Houck, Urban Greenspaces Institute Tools and resources here value: a. Documenting and overtly valuing nature benefits (e.g. clean air and water, sustenance, aesthetics) from outside the city confines, and how nature mitigates climate...
Models for Regenerating Wild Nature

Models for Regenerating Wild Nature

Tools and resources here value: a. Identifying ecological processes and enable them to function b. Replacing or supplementing built structures with natural ones. c. Increasing the amount and diversity of native plant and animal (including insect) species, sometimes...
Nature-based Urban Innovation

Nature-based Urban Innovation

Tools and resources here value: a. Favoring buildings, utilities and infrastructure that provide homes and safe passages for wildlife b. Instituting “green” versus “grey” delivery of services (e.g. water absorption and purification) c. Anticipating risk and investing...