REGIONAL GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE METRICS : MEASURING RESILIENCE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Phase 4 of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Green Infrastructure study provides an assessment of key measures of resilience in the region. This study establishes a baseline measurement for each metric and how often the calculations should be updated to test progress. It also highlights relevant policy goals. Building on the previous phases green infrastructure analysis, strategy, and regional engagement this study focused on four priority categories: 

 

  1. Flood Risk Reduction

  2. Water Quality Improvement

  3. Habitat Improvement and Climate Protection

  4. Public Health Improvement

 

Each category is also evaluated through the lens of social vulnerability. The purpose of this study is to provide data to decision-makers that can inform equitable regional investment based on an understanding of the greatest needs and opportunities
to benefit people and nature while becoming a more resilient region.

The parameters established to guide the development of Green Infrastructure Metrics hinged on using readily available data maintained by MARC. The ease of updating the measurement calculations over time is a key factor in the value and usefulness of the metrics. The frequency of updates and expectations for a timeframe of change were also factors considered in determining the metrics selected to measure change. 

PROJECT DATA

Location

Greater Kansas City Region

Year

2020

Client

Tom Jacobs

Mid-America Regional Council

tjacobs@marc.org

816.701.8352

Phasing

Phase 1: 2016

Regional Green Infrastructure Framework

(While at BNIM)

Phase 2: 2017

Green Infrastructure Playbook

(While at BNIM and with Hoxie Collective)

Phase 3: 2018

Regional Green Infrastructure Policy Prioritization

Phase 4: 2020

Green Infrastructure Metrics

Document Links

Metric report located HERE

PHASE 4 - MAPPING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE METRICS

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE METRICS SUMMARY

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