Vibrant City Labs has created the Urban Wood Use Action Guide, a new web-based platform dedicated to helping communities develop plans to utilize urban and deconstructed wood.
“Using recovered and fresh-cut urban wood to build and sustain vibrant communities.” is the site’s tagline.
Highlights of the guide include:
- Case studies, such as how Elkhart, IN, created value for urban wood in the wake of the emerald ash borer invasion.
- Research on economic impact, waste management, product reuse and other urban wood topics.
- Urban Forestry Toolkit, a curated index of digital tools, apps, and calculators for urban forestry.
- Ssearchable library containing a curation of research papers, guides, ordinances and other resources deemed most helpful in making the case for urban forestry or making it happen in a community.