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An Alternative Futures Approach To Green Infrastructure Planning For An Increasing Population, Daniel Cronan, Andrew D. Kliskey, Jamie Trammell, Chad Lorentzen, David L. Griffith, Paula Williams Jan 2019

An Alternative Futures Approach To Green Infrastructure Planning For An Increasing Population, Daniel Cronan, Andrew D. Kliskey, Jamie Trammell, Chad Lorentzen, David L. Griffith, Paula Williams

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Idaho to be the fastest growing state by population in the country. As these trends continue, this growth can have various impacts on socio-ecological systems such as increased development, pressure exerted on agricultural production, and increased effects of urban stream syndrome. Various scenarios, driven by stakeholders, can help effectively guide the designs of our green infrastructure networks. This project evokes stakeholder-defined key issues addressed within a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project in Idaho’s Magic Valley. Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) is an interdisciplinary research ...