Integrated Planning: Natural Environment Mobile App
Integrated Planning: Natural Environment.
How does it work?
The purpose of this app is to integrate ecological considerations into long range transportation plans and corridor plans. Support and enhance sustainable ecological function through the coordination of transportation and natural resource planning.
The app identifies traits of sustainable highways and provides information and strategies to assist agencies and organizations to incorporate sustainability best practices into highway and other roadway projects. The App is intended to provide a process to assess transportation projects and to support improvements in the area of sustainability.
Transportation projects and systems serve many different and sometimes competing objectives. “Sustainability” is a concept that enables decision‐makers to make balanced choices based on social, economic, and environmental objectives. With ever diminishing economic and natural resources, using sustainable approaches in transportation will allow us to continue to enhance quality of life and serve the transportation needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs