Trees can help reduce deaths attributed to the urban heat island effect
A new study by ISGlobal estimates that increasing urban tree coverage could prevent one third of deaths caused by summer heat Over 4% of deaths in cities during the summer months are due to urban heat islands, and one third of these deaths could be prevented by reaching a tree cover of 30%, according to …
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Can technology help us assess our city’s greenery?
Photo credit: Ignacio Brosa (Unsplash) People need and want nature in their lives. Our technological advancement has made us blind to the changes that happen in our cities. The road to industrial development has led to a decrease in green infrastructure inside cities. While a country or city may have a high green space per …
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Unlocking the Potential of Urban Forests
Background and guidelines to develop a local Urban Forestry Action Plan In recent years, there has been increasing interest about urban forestry as efficient nature-based approach to tackle many challenges connected to urbanisation and climate change. Faced with these challenges, cities need to build resilience through adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction measures to keep …