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American Planning Association offers a vast collection of publications and articles on how urban planners, through their work for communities, accelerate the growth and benefits of urban forestry. Many publications require either membership or a small charge. Among the “best sellers,” James Schwab’s Planning the Urban Forest: Ecology, Economy and Community Development.

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This guide for planners [available for purchase] demonstrates the intrinsic connection between green and gray infrastructure, especially when considered at the landscape scale. Along with case studies and sample policies, the Guide offers a logical framework for comprehensive planning that addresses both the natural and built environments. Other APA publications that address urban forestry can be found here.

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