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dc.contributor.advisorIuliano, Joey
dc.contributor.authorRouhani, Maryam
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-17T19:01:02Z
dc.date.available2018-12-17T19:01:02Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/631204
dc.descriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Projecten_US
dc.description.abstractClimate change has led to an increase of destructive weather events around the world. This is a trend that is expected to continue in the coming decades. Because of this, making our cities more resilient and sustainable should be a top priority. However, realistically there are limited funds available to spend on improving our urban centers. We must find ways to be increasingly efficient and effective with the way we use our resources. This paper explores one way Arc GIS could play a role in analyzing data in order to decide where to prioritize spending. Green infrastructure is a cost effective and sustainable way to handle storm events. It allows water to be retained on site, rather than funneled through gutters. For this study, Arc GIS to create a density map of where green infrastructure currently exists on the University of Arizona’s campus, and then combining that with an NDVI analysis that reveals what areas are furthest away from existing green space. The resulting map shows what areas of campus are furthest from existing green infrastructure and greenspace, and are therefore in most need of additional green infrastructure. The area identified by the final map as having the most need is the north-west part of campus, by Park and Speedway. This same process could be applied at the scale of a city in order for city planners to make informed decisions on how to allocate their funds.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectgreen infrastructureen_US
dc.subjectGISen_US
dc.titleGreen Infrastructure and ArcGIS on the University of Arizona Campusen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSustainable Built Environmentsen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.contributor.mentorShujuan, Li
dc.contributor.instructorLivingston, Margaret
refterms.dateFOA2018-12-17T19:01:02Z


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