The City of Sunnyvale is incorporating urban ecology into the new Moffett Park Specific Plan, as part of creating an ecological innovation district. We applied the Urban Biodiversity Framework to identify opportunities, develop strategies, and offer ecological guidance for making a biodiversity-friendly district. The Moffett Park Specific Plan Urban Ecology Technical Study shows how we can incorporate a network of high-performance nature to improve health outcomes, build resilience, support biodiversity, enhance human experience, and establish a unique sense of place. The opportunities and strategies outlined do not constitute formal city policies; rather, they present an overarching approach to guide Moffett Park towards a greener future using the most up-to-date science. In this project, SFEI is part of a team producing the new Specific Plan, led by Raimi and Associates.

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Dates: 
2020
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Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Urban Nature Lab
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