GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAYBOOK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Phase 2 of the Mid-America Regional Council Green Infrastructure Framework provided two community-scale, replicable examples defining a process, (with Rock Island Corridor and Shawnee Mission School District) as well as a system of strategies that address: habitat restoration, water quality, mobility, education, and active recreation. 

PROJECT DATA

Location

Greater Kansas City Region

Year

2017

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)

Document Links

Playbook Documents located HERE

PHASE 2 - GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAYBOOK

PLAYBOOK PROCESS

The steps of preliminary study for integrated green infrastructure strategies include both qualitative and quantitative evaluation.  An outline of the steps follows:

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1. Define a study area boundary or buffer zone around your focal project area, including community connections.

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2. Identify priority ecological and human assets and needs in the area using regional mapping resources (e.g., MARC's Atlas and models).

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3. Engage with stakeholders to set goals and identify upcoming challenges and opportunities within the study area.

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4. Identify and evaluate the places with the strongest intersections of opportunities and needs for the application of green infrastructure strategies.

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5. Assign responsibilities and implement strategies.

Rock Island Corridor Suitability Study

Higher Ecological Need/Restoration

Higher Ecological Value/Conservation

Higher Social Need

Intersection of Restoration & Social Need

Intersection of Conservation & Social Need

Intersection of Restoration & Conservation

Intersection of Restoration, Conservation, & Social Need

MARC GI Phase 2 Rock Island Corridor Strategies Map
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Rock Island Corridor, at Municipal Farm, Proposed Network of Green Infrastructure Strategies and Community Connections

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Ecological Conservation Zones

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Ecological Restoration Zones

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Edge Complete Streets

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Neighborhood Complete Streets

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Bridge Connections

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Underpass Conditions

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Existing Community Hubs

MARC GI Rock Island Corridor Ecological Conservation Zones
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Ecological Conservation Zones

MARC GI Rock Island Corridor Ecological Restoration Zones
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Ecological Restoration Zones

MARC GI Rock Island Corridor Edge Complete Streets
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Edge Complete Streets