Planning Guides

The resources in this database provide legal mechanisms, innovative policies, and best practices that planners can use to help their communities adapt to climate change, protect green infrastructure, and carry out sustainable land and water use practices.

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Primer on Natural Asset Management

Municipal Natural Assets Initiative
Published: 2018
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This 4-page primer introduces the concept of municipal natural asset management (MNAM), explains why it is important to consider natural assets as part of an overall asset management strategy, and helps chart a course towards implementing MNAM in a community.
Subject Areas:
  • Climate Change
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Flood
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Land Use
  • Mapping/Inventory
  • Stormwater/Rainwater
  • Sustainability
  • Water Management
Applications:
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Ecosystems Services Assessment/Plan
  • Flood Management Plan
  • Infrastructutre Plan
  • Land Use Plan
  • Official Community Plan
  • Parks and Protected Areas Plan
  • Regional Growth Strategy
  • Stormwater/Rainwater Management Plan/Program
  • Sustainability Plan
  • Urban Forest Management Plan
  • Watershed Plan
Tools:
  • Background Information
  • Definitions
  • Planning Tools
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