Trees

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
Not that it's a real surprise that trees clean the air, but a new study shows that greenery in cities can have a significant effect on air quality.
Jul 25, 2011   TheCityFix.com
Elms, oaks and poplars- trees are an important part of our landscape, but their anonymity means that preservation can be challenging.
Apr 8, 2011   The Cultural Landscape Foundation
This piece from <em>The Vancouver Sun</em> looks into the controversy surrounding the removal of trees in the city, and what would have to be done to begin encouraging more tree plantings in the city.
Apr 5, 2011   The Vancouver Sun
With a downtown largely devoid of trees, Minneapolis is considering a new plan that would add more green life and greenspace to the city's center.
Jan 26, 2011   MinnPost
A study of tree cover and pregnant women suggests that women living in areas with more trees are less likely to give birth to undersized babies.
Jan 11, 2011   The Oregonian
A historic tree near the campus of Stanford University is the centerpiece of a fight to redirect California's planned high speed rail project.
Nov 21, 2010   Peninsula Press
Researchers in Taiwan have discovered that gold nanoparticles can create luminescence in tree leaves, opening the possibility of glowing trees that cold act as streetlights.
Nov 14, 2010   Gizmag
Carbon dioxide is one of the most widespread greenhouse gases produced by humans. Trees can absorb it, but release it when they die. Scientists are looking to build artificial trees to do the job permanently.
Aug 5, 2010   National Geographic
<em>GOOD</em> points us to a new project that harnesses the power of citizens to create a census of trees in San Francisco.
May 2, 2010   Good
This oped from <em>The National</em> calls for increased attention to the streetscapes of the United Arab Emirate, specifically the lack of non-palm trees and seating.
Apr 1, 2010   The National