Research Brief

April 4, 2021

Managing Urban Green Infrastructure for Climate Change Through a Smart City Lens


Author: Sophie Nitoslawski

This research brief provides a smart city lens to natural asset planning and encourages municipalities to consider how data and technology can be leveraged to improve efficiencies and achieve sustainability objectives. Using four key concepts of the smart city (openness, integration, transferability, and collaboration), the author explores how these concepts can be used in practice in natural asset planning with examples from communities across the country. This research brief also provides a range of tools, technologies, and data sources that can be used for urban natural asset planning and their associated opportunities, risks and challenges.

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