Date of Award

5-25-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology and University Honors

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Olyssa Starry

Subjects

Sustainable urban development -- Oregon -- Portland, Urban ecology (Sociology), Sustainable development, City planning -- Environmental aspects -- Oregon -- Portland, Climatic changes

DOI

10.15760/honors.584

Abstract

Green infrastructure has become increasingly popular as a way to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change in urban environments. Cities all over the world, including Portland, have developed their own strategies which inform local organizations on the actions they should take to be climate resilient - and many of these strategies include the implementation of green infrastructure. This thesis compares Portland's green infrastructure implementation strategies to those known around the world, and utilizes themes found in those strategies to create a survey on local green infrastructure initiatives in the Portland area. This information will be important for conservationists to exchange information on innovative approaches to climate change adaptation that are being taken, and identify areas where more focus is needed in the future.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25382

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