Urban and Regional


Boise Bicycle Infrastructure (all built classes: paths, lanes, routes) in 1976 (red) and 2015 (green)

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Conservation Geography works with nonprofit organizations that are helping our communities become the places we want to live: clean, green, healthy, and dynamic. Our future includes the continued development of Smart and Sustainable Cities and Regions. These are places that plan effectively for land use, local agriculture, urban density, multimodal transportation options, waste treatment/disposal/reuse, and primary resource management. Successful cities and regions make use of data that defines the context of healthy development and the natural systems coinciding within our communities. Geospatial technologies continue to be an important cog in the data management and decision making process by providing maps and spatial analyses that allow us to visualize transportation infrastructure, land use change, agricultural impacts, potable water supply, and more.