The north American McHarg Center’s mission is to bring environmental and social scientists together with planners, designers, policy-makers and communities to develop practical, innovative ways of improving the quality of life in the places most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The 2100 Project, An Atlas for the Green New Deal brings together a vast and disparate array of information across the USA in the form of maps and datascapes creating a tool to help understand the spatial consequences of climate change.

"The Green New Deal is the biggest design and environmental idea in a century... we felt compelled to assemble this atlas and to launch The 2100 Project in part because no one else has put anything like it together—all of the spatialized climate, land, and people-related models of the future in one place, synthesized and tightly curated, contextualized and coherently packaged together as an Atlas for the Green New Deal."

The project responds to a need for a more pluralistic approach to how we navigate and respond to the climate crisis.

"Though we have mapped the climate crisis exhaustively here, maps alone cannot tell this story. We need more tools - for making sense of the climate crisis, for envisioning alternative futures that foreground what we might gain instead only what we’ll lose, and for stoking public imaginations and actions in ways that models, at least on their own, cannot."

There are eight defined land use divisions across the U.S.A. including Open Space (containing town forests, parkways, cemeteries) and Urban Areas of 50,000 or more people and Urban Clusters of at least 2500 and less than 50,000 people.

In 2011, greenspace scotland published the world's first national greenspace map. Working with Ordnance Survey (OS) this has been updated and extended so that it now covers greenspace in Scotland, England and Wales.