Atlanta's Urban Ecosystem Services: A Neighborhood Comparison Analysis
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The aim of this work is to perform a literature review exploring methods of quantifying ecosystem services and then apply a methodology to identify and map regulating ecosystem service provision in the City of Atlanta. Specifically, this will focus on services related to surface runoff mitigation and air purification. The main research question to be answered: Which neighborhoods in my study area are the most productive in terms of regulating ecosystem service provision? How can local decision frameworks regarding land use and development leverage these areas in coming decades?