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A Conversation on Master Planning

This audio conversation took place via Zoom in late October 2020. It was conducted by Tommy Rosenbluth, Program Manager of the Association's Climate & Sustainability Alliance, and features Kelly D. Norris, former Director of Horticulture and...

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4/30/21
Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

On behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), I am pleased to issue this Fourth Edition (Version 4) of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG). FEMA has archived previous editions at...

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9/17/20
CEO and Trustee Responsibilities

This comprehensive resource inlcudes a few chapters, one focusing on Enahancing Staff Understanding and the other on Building Working Partnerships. 

 
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5/21/20
​The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards

​The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) are the first and most widely adopted global standards for sustainability reporting. Since GRI's inception in 1997, we have transformed it from a niche practice to one now adopted by a growing...

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10/15/19
Adaptation Workbook

The Adaptation Workbook is a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change and design land management and conservation actions that can help prepare for changing conditions. The process is completely flexible to accommodate a...

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10/15/19
Vulnerability to climate change of islands worldwide and its impact on the tree of life

Island systems are among the most vulnerable to climate change, which is predicted to induce shifts in temperature, rainfall and/or sea levels. Our aim was: (i) to map the relative vulnerability of islands to each of these threats from climate change...

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10/14/19
Confluence Discovery Park 2030 Master Plan

The Confluence Discovery Park 2030 Master Plan was developed through a three step process: 1) Cultivating understanding of the site’s history, past interventions and campus-wide plans, current site conditions, and stakeholder priorities; 2) Developing...

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10/10/19

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience. Here, there are several...

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4/15/19
Smithsonian Gardens Exhibition Series 2019-2020: Interpretive Master Plan

Smithsonian Gardens launched their interpretive master plan, recurring exhibition series and, in particular, their inaugural exhibition, Habitat (2019–2020). These initiatives are collaborative efforts involving the entire Smithsonian Gardens staff. By...

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9/13/18
Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens

This Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens charts the general sequence of steps required to create a public garden. Seeing the big picture is useful for communicating with stakeholders, creating alignment among team members, and...

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5/7/18
St Andrews Botanic Garden Outline Business Plan

For planning and budgeting purposes this Outline Business Plan is based on a 10 year business planning cycle. Years 1 and 2 are a period of consolidation mainly involving the setting up of a Trust to oversee the operation of the Garden; the appointment...

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3/9/18
Adapting the botanical landscape of Melbourne Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) in response to climate change

Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more. These collections change over time e in scope and content e but the predicted impacts of climate change...

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2/9/18
Hazards Planning Center

The Hazards Planning Center focuses its efforts into projects and policies that prioritize hazard mitigation, post-disaster recovery, and climate change adaptation.

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11/21/17
Evaluation Resource Guide for Joint Fire Science Program Fire Exchanges

The Joint Fire Science Program (JSFP) is an interagency research partnership between the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The JFSP funds a national network of regional Fire Exchanges designed to improve access to and...

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11/17/17
Fire Science Exchange Network: Connect to Local Experts

FireScience.gov is a one-stop source to access fire science information, resources and funding announcements for scientists, fire practitioners and decision makers.

On this site, you...

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11/17/17
Water Resources Research

Water Resources Research is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on hydrology and water resources. It publishes original research in the natural and social...

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11/17/17
Coastal Risk Reduction Framework

This document is aimed at communities and organizations responsible for management of coastal zones, their risks and resources, and offers the benefit of a wide range of experience from around the world. The...

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11/16/17
Designing for Dollars! Integrating Development & Design

Fundraising, master planning, and design are linked necessities for any public garden committed to mission-based stewardship and evolution. Designers and development professionals bring unique perspectives,...

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9/24/16
An Ecologist in the Garden: Public Garden Management Lessons from Natural Areas Ecology

As public gardens continue to place increased emphasis on sustainable landscape and operational strategies, learning to look to the sciences of ecology and natural areas management becomes of greater practical...

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9/24/16
Public Garden Article: Design Basics

Proper planning is the essential first step in the garden design process. After the master plan is drawn and accepted, though, the work of implementing design projects begins. As a design evolves, many issues will be considered including the use of...

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11/5/15

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