TREEPEDIA : GREEN INDEX | URBAN CANOPY COVERAGE

#opensource#greenindex#trees EXPLORING THE GREEN CANOPY IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD 0% 12% 34% 56% 78% 90% 100% MIT SENSEABLE CITY LAB #http://senseable.mit.edu/treepedia# UNDERSTANDING AND PROMOTING URBAN TREE COVER HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT   INCREASING a city’s tree canopy contributes to lowering urban temperatures by blocking shortwave radiation and increasing water evaporation. Creating more comfortable microclimates, trees also mitigate air pollution caused by everyday urban activities. Their absorptive root systems also help avoid floods during severe rains and storm surges. So overall, trees are pretty awesome. CITIES around the world are recognizing this and many are developing strategies to increase … Continue reading TREEPEDIA : GREEN INDEX | URBAN CANOPY COVERAGE