Focus Area 2
WATER: Watershed Protection, Green Infrastructure, Equity, & Resiliency
This research stream investigates watershed-based planning, watershed-wide land use changes, watershed protection, flood mitigation, and green infrastructure planning with a focus on equity, environmental justice, and community resiliency. It uses “spatial planning models” that integrate ecological and socioeconomic indicators and consider triple bottom line community benefits (e.g., social, environmental, and economic benefits).
Equitable Distribution of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects in Philadelphia
Comparing Ecosystem Services of Alternative Future Land Use Scenarios in Wissahickon Watershed
Mandarano, L. & Meenar, M. (2017). Equitable distribution of green stormwater infrastructure: a capacity-based framework for implementation in disadvantaged communities. Local Environment, 22(11), 1338-1357.
Sorrentino, J., Meenar, M., Wargo, D., & Lambert, A. (2014). Housing location in a Philadelphia metro watershed: Can profitable be green? Landscape and Urban Planning, 125, 188–206.
Sorrentino, J., Meenar, M., & Flamm, B. (2008). Suitable housing placement: a GIS-based approach. Environmental Management, 42(5), 803-820.
Six Focus Areas