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Green systems assessment in the Uptown District

Table of Contents Executive summary -- Correspondence to scope of work -- Introduction -- Research design and data sources -- Sustainable green systems goals, indicators, and targets -- Sustainability of the current state of green systems -- Causal problem maps of green systems -- Conclusions -- References -- Appendix
Abstract This report indicates that the current green systems conditions in the Uptown District are poor overall. Of particular concern are water consumption, lack of trees, and high temperatures. Sustainable green systems strives for fully functional stormwater, biodiversity, and resource management practices, as well as sustainable levels of thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and access to green space. The current state assessment is based on four goals of sustainable green systems, derived from sustainability and livability principles (HUD, 2009): 1. Reduce stormwater loads and harvest water on-site; 2. Reduce potable water consumption; 3. Reduce daytime temperatures; 4. Increase green systems benefits to health, mobility, and the economy.
Created Date 2013-12-09
Contributor Golub, Aaron / Wiek, Arnim / Arizona State University. School of Sustainability / Phoenix (Ariz.). Planning and Development Department / St. Luke's Health Initiatives (Phoenix, Ariz.) / Reinvent PHX (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Subject Sustainable urban development -- Arizona -- Phoenix
Series Reinvent Phoenix
Type Text
Extent 41 pages
Language English
Identifier Local: azdocs: XUPH 50.2:U 6 G 6/2013
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Citation Green Systems Assessment in the Uptown District (Phoenix, Arizona: City of Phoenix, 2014)
Note Report submitted to the City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department by the ASU-SOS Team for the project grant 'Reinvent Phoenix--Cultivating Equity, Engagement, Economic Development and Design Excellence with Transit-Oriented Development,' funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Collaborating Institutions State and Local Arizona Documents / Morrison Institute for Public Policy
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