Abstract


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Urban Greenprinting
Track: State and Local Government
Author(s): Breece Robertson, Thomas Dudley

The Trust for Public Land is using itís Greenprint to help local governments identify lands for conservation and recreation, but did you know that Greenprinting is also being used to help communities explore trail connectivity, find new agriculture opportunities, and mitigate poor traffic conditions. This presentation will provide an overview of the conservation priorities that have been established by local governments in urban settings, and demonstrate how the Greenprint translates the priorities into measurable criteria. Some of the criteria covered in this presentation include: connecting trails, parks, and greenspace to workspace, neighborhoods, and community facilities; protecting and enhancing agriculture; and mitigating traffic congestion. This presentation will also cover some of the tools being used to help local governments objectively evaluate the best conservation opportunities in an urban setting.

Breece Robertson
The Trust for Public Land
1600 Lena St
Santa Fe , New Mexico 87505
United States
Phone: 505-988-5977
E-mail: breece.robertson@tpl.org

Thomas Dudley
The Trust for Public Land
461 S. Logan St.
Denver , Colorado 80209
United States
Phone: 720-979-7009
E-mail: tdy160@yahoo.com