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New York City

2015

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Estimating Stormwater Runoff For Community Gardens In New York City, Mara Gittleman May 2015

Estimating Stormwater Runoff For Community Gardens In New York City, Mara Gittleman

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

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.