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dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Gillamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-03T20:23:47Z
dc.date.available2013-09-03T20:23:47Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/48758
dc.description.abstractThe City of Atlanta does not have a current inventory for its urban tree canopy coverage, let alone urban vegetation as a whole, within the city limits. it is important, though, to have an inventory of vegetated land cover classes in terms of planning implications. Urban vegetation and tree canopy coverage have beneficial externalities for cities. After studying a literature review of ten articles, four themes of the positive externalities of urban vegetation and tree canopy coverage arose: environmental, hydrologic, urban design, and socioeconomical. The environmental category includes reducing urban heat island effects, energy savings, lowering cities' temperatures, protecting wildlife habitats, and managing air quality. The hydrology category involves stormwater management, managing water quality, flood possibility reduction, and erosion prevention. The urban design category points to improvements in urban aesthetics, walkability, contributing to sense of place, increasing privacy while decreasing noise pollution, and crime reduction. The socioeconomic category includes raising property values, increasing community pride and health, and positively contributing to quality of life.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectInventory of urban tree canopy coverageen_US
dc.subjectAtlantaen_US
dc.subjectUrban heat island effectsen_US
dc.subjectStormwater managementen_US
dc.subjectUrban aestheticsen_US
dc.subjectWalkabilityen_US
dc.subjectPositive externalities of urban vegetationen_US
dc.titleTree Canopy Coverage for the City of Atlanta: A Methodology Definition, Geography Assessment, and City Comparisonen_US
dc.typeMasters Projecten_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of City and Regional Planningen_US
dc.description.advisorWilliam Drummond, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology; Tony Giarrusso, Center for Geographic Information Systems, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US


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