Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Geography

First Advisor

Carson Farmer

Second Advisor

Marianna Pavlovskaya

Academic Program Adviser

Hongmian Gong

Abstract

While much of the literature cites community gardens as providing urban ecosystem services, there is very little research quantifying these benefits. This thesis compares the stormwater runoff rates of urban vacant lots, community gardens, and residential developments in New York City and evaluates community gardens as green infrastructure.

 
 

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