Faculty Advisor

Rivera, Angel A.


Urban planners and policy makers often overlook the benefits that urban forests provide to their surrounding communities. The goal of this project is to evaluate the ability and potential of an economic analysis of tree cover to address the major environmental concerns of the Chesapeake Bay area, and influence public policy and urban planning nationwide. This project, commissioned by American Forests, has three specific objectives: to quantify the benefits associated with tree cover in terms of stormwater management, air quality, and energy conservation; to conduct research and interviews related to the usefulness of CITYgreen software; and to make recommendations on how to improve this process and to increase its value to its users.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts