The definition of blight may be in the eye of the beholder, but it may also be subconscious. Broken windows, abandoned buildings, and weed-filled yards may actually create stress and degrade health, according to a small study out of Philadelphia.
Apr 26, 2015 Fast Co.Exist
Dave Taft pens an ode to the merits of the red cedar—a common tree in New York City and dry, empty lots all over the East.
Feb 21, 2015 New York Times
Sarah Laskow reports on recent research on the surprisingly two-way connection between the happiness of urban trees and the happiness of urban humans.
Feb 3, 2015 Next City
A guest column in the Dallas Morning News takes the Dallas political machine to task for delaying a new tree ordinance.
Jan 28, 2015 The Dallas Morning News
Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott takes aim at local regulations, exemplified by tree-cutting bans in cities like Houston and San Antonio.
Jan 9, 2015 The Houston Chronicle
Trees are a vital element of urban design, one that must considered at every stage of planning, design and development.
Oct 12, 2014 Congress for the New Urbanism
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.
Aug 1, 2014 UrbDeZine
"What does a city look like drawn in trees?" Cambridge, Massachusetts recently released an exhaustive database of all the trees on public property around the city.
May 20, 2014 The Boston Globe
OpenTreeMap allows cities to inventory trees and see the environmental and economic benefits.
Apr 16, 2014 FastCompany Exist
Have you noticed the architectural trend in spicing up bland glass skyscrapers with forests of foliage? Tim de Chant strips away this veneer of extreme greenwashing by explaining why trees won't grow on a ledge 500 feet high.
Mar 28, 2013 Per Square Mile