Urban Forestry

August 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Los Angeles County has inventoried their trees and devised a strategy for fostering an urban canopy. Park planner Clement Lau explains.
UrbDeZine
September 12, 2014, 7am PDT
Despite spending millions on urban renewal projects, municipalities often miss a common group of opportunities to make their communities more livable and walkable, according to William Adams, a San Diego-based land use attorney.
UrbDeZine
August 1, 2014, 11am PDT
An overview of how Los Angeles County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is creating projects that tackle the effects of climate change, by planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
November 26, 2012, 6am PST
Courtney Humphries takes a look at recent federal investment in research on the complex interrelationship between human settlements and the natural environment.
Nature
September 13, 2012, 9am PDT
"It's like the gardener's version of graffiti," says one. In San Francisco, activists hope to transform once-purely ornamental street trees into fruit-bearing ones, to provide fresh fruit to the local community.
Los Angeles Times
September 12, 2012, 5am PDT
Cities consistently experience higher temperatures than the surrounding countryside due to the 'heat island' effect. With global warming exacerbating these effects, cities are trying to lower local contributors to urban heat.
NPR
April 29, 2011, 10am PDT
A new online tool uses the power of crowdsourcing to "map, inventory, and preserve the Philadelphia urban forest."
Azavea
April 22, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>New York's newest force of foresters, hired to plant one million trees in all five boroughs by 2017, are receiving more opposition then one might expect.</p>
The New York Times