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MARC, MetroGreen, and Inclusive Efforts Among Stakeholder Groups

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and the MetroGreen Alliance (MGA) have fostered a number of cooperative arrangements among stakeholder groups to integrate the regional green infrastructure plan in the Kansas City metropolitan area. In order to foster a collaborative approach toward green infrastructure adoption and implementation, MARC and MGA developed a Green Infrastructure Indicators Project. […]

Potential Political Opposition against the MetroGreen

The MetroGreen is a project aimed to connect 1,144 miles of green spaces and trails across seven counties in Kansas and Missouri: Platte, Leavenworth, Johnson, Wyandotte, Clay, Jackson, and Cass. Despite the work they have done so far of protecting 91,000 acres of riparian areas, I imagine there may be challenges up ahead in terms […]

Green Funding: Kansas City Region

“The region’s 125 municipalities and nine counties support the MetroGreen Vision, but, while several counties and municipalities have local funding sources, local financial commitments vary widely. Local property, parks, and stormwater taxes…resulted in the first 200 miles of greenway creation.”   Funding the Vision MetroGreen began as a plan to preserve recreational areas for the Mid-America […]

Keys to Garnering Public Support with Outreach Materials: The Kansas City Region

Exciting, engaging, motivating, and heartfelt:  The keys to garnering public support for Green Infrastructure 

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