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Sustainable green systems strategy for the district of Uptown


Table of Contents Executive summary -- Correspondence to scope of work -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- 1.1. Green systems challenges in the Uptown District -- 1.2. Profile of the "Reinvent Phoenix" grant -- 1.3. Sustainable green systems research -- 1.4. Objectives of the strategy study -- Chapter 2. Research design and data sources -- Chapter 3. Strategy inputs -- 3.1. Summary of the current state assessment -- 3.2. Summary of the vision for green systems in Uptown -- 3.3. Theory of change -- Chapter 4.sustainable green systems strategy for the Uptown District -- 4.1. Linking sustainable green systems goals to interventions and investment options -- 4.2. Streets intervention -- 4.3. Buildings and sites intervention -- 4.4. Open space intervention --... (more)
Abstract The transition strategy in this report is a set of coordinated interventions necessary to create sustainable green systems in the Uptown District. Sustainable green systems strive for fully functional stormwater, biodiversity, and resource management practices, as well as sustainable levels of thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and access to green spaces. The assessment of green systems indicates concern for high temperatures, low vegetation, and insufficient stormwater management. This strategy is based on achieving four specific goals of sustainable green systems, derived from sustainability and livability principles (HUD, 2009). Goal 1. Reduce stormwater loads and harvest water onsite; Goal 2. Reduce potable water consumption; Goal 3. R... (more)
Created Date 2014-02
Contributor Wiek, Arnim / Golub, Aaron / 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 44 pages
Language English
Identifier Local: azdocs: XUPH 50.2:U 6 G 63/2014
Rights All Rights Reserved
Citation Sustainable Green Systems Strategy for the District of Uptown (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
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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