Baltimore Green Network Plan
The City of Baltimore contracted Biohabitats to craft a Green Network Plan for a comprehensive and interconnected system of functional green spaces across the city. A key goal is to identify opportunities to leverage existing greening and revitalization programs associated with vacancy in the city, engaging non-profit and community partners through a strengthened and connected green infrastructure network.
Biohabitats is leading an interdisciplinary planning team in a collaborative process to develop suitability and prioritization criteria for this green network plan. With both historical and contemporary planning initiatives in mind, the team is considering the complex and interdependent relationships of greenspace in the urban fabric through a lens of ecological function, connectivity, and community resilience.
Unique to this project is our collaborative planning approach, working directly with the City Department of Planning on GIS analysis and public outreach. The consultant team is responsive to both the feedback of active community organizations as well as state and federal stakeholders in the creation of this green network plan which will act as a the foundation for future development, redevelopment, and greening initiatives across the city. The final green network plan celebrates the historic stream corridors that define the city’s landscape while connecting open space with safe and increasingly green corridors. It promotes healthy and safe access to active and passive open space for all city residents and increased ecological function of the unique natural resources that define the City of Baltimore.