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Author(s):Warren, P.; Nicolson, C.; Strohbach, M.; Ryan, R.; Polsky, C.; Chen, C.; Danford, R.; Wolff, V.
Author Affiliation:Warren, Nicolson, Strohbach, and Danford: Department of Environmental Conservation ; Ryan and Chen: Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst; Polsky: Department of Geography, Clark University, Worcester; Wolff: Urban Ecology Institute, Cambridge, MA
Title:Quantifying effects of urban growth and urban greening - Preliminary findings from a stakeholder-driven scenario analysis
Section:Land use, land cover, and ecosystem services
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Meeting Info.:Scottsdale, Arizona: January 11, 2013
Source:15th Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and PosterSymposium. 2013, p. 39.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Phoenix, Arizona: Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Demographics; Landscape design; Sustainable land management; Urban development; Urban forestry; Urban landscaping; Urbanization
Abstract/Contents:"Cities worldwide are experiencing both inexorable urban growth and, to varying extents, municipally supported efforts toward urban greening, but the relationship between these two processes are not well understood. Scenario analysis provides a tool to explore a range of potential future combinations of greening and growth, following contrasting trajectories of change. The Boston metropolitan area is the 10th most populous region in the United States with 4.48 million people. Despite relatively low levels of population growth in the next 20 years, the metropolitan area is expected to consume 152,000 acres of open space, including 58,000 acres of rare and endangered species habitat. Dealing with this predicted growth will require proactive landscape planning in the developing urban fringe, as well as increased "greening" of the existing densely populated urban core. Through a stakeholder-driven scenario analysis, we are examining the effects of four different futures for the Boston Metropolitan region, including an uncontrolled growth scenario (Current Trends) and three versions of controlled growth, based in part on the Metropolitan Area Planning council's long term strategic planning efforts (Green Equity, MetroFuture, and Compact Core). Each of these latter three emphasizes compact development, but they differ in the degree to which growth would occur in the suburbs versus the urban core. The scenarios also differ in the degree of investment in literal greening (urban tree canopy). Scenarios were identified, selected and refined with input from a diverse group of city and state level policy leaders. Analyses are ongoing, but preliminary results indicate that it is difficult to achieve some of the desired outcomes identified by stakeholders, such as social equity with respect to urban tree canopy. Increases in biodiversity through greening investments within the city might come at a significant cost to land conservation in the broader region if not accompanied aggressive redevelopment."
Language:English
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Geographic Terms:Boston, Massachusetts
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Warren, P., C. Nicolson, M. Strohbach, R. Ryan, C. Polsky, C. Chen, et al. 2013. Quantifying effects of urban growth and urban greening - Preliminary findings from a stakeholder-driven scenario analysis. 15th Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and PosterSymposium. p. 39.
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