Date of Award


Document Type

Terminal Project

Degree Name

Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP)


Planning, Development and Preservation

Committee Member

Dr. Thomas Schurch (Committee Chair)

Committee Member

Dr. Clifford Ellis

Committee Member

Dr. Barry Nocks


Ecosystems provide services and resources such as providing food and freshwater that are vital to not only human well-being but play a key role that has an effect on the overall well-being of the natural environment around the globe. With the use of green infrastructure within urban and rural landscapes, a network of green areas can be planned and implemented to enhance the resiliency of species and ecosystems that can adapt to climate change better than gray infrastructure (Ecological, 2011).