Green Infrastructure Mapping

greenmap.gifAn organization called “Natural Connections” has come out with a fabulous map of greater Chicago that charts the remaining “green infrastructure” of the region. That is, greenways, forests & wetlands, so that trails, flood control, stormwater issues, etc.. can be better understood.
Also significant, the map ignores political boundaries such as city limits and state borders, whereas previously one had to gather data from a multitude of dis-unified sources. It’s also really cool to look at.
[Download the map here. Warning – it’s a massive 8meg PDF]

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.