May 16, 2019, 5am PDT
Alexander Garvin argues that it’s time for the end of the mega-project in an excerpt from "The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century."
December 30, 2018, 1pm PST
Machine learning has opened a new frontier in urban forest management.
November 16, 2018, 11am PST
Environmentalists are up in arms after the loss of thousands of trees to make room for new developments in Nashville. Now a new affordable housing project could be the demise of the city's largest tree.
November 7, 2018, 1pm PST
The city of San Antonio has a lot of money to spend on trees but not a lot of places to plant them.
May 18, 2018, 10am PDT
Neither environmentalists nor developers like the city’s current regulations around tree removal, but there is praise on both sides for the “smart and nimble” new version.
May 12, 2018, 9am PDT
Trees improve cities by controlling temperature, absorbing water and carbon dioxide, and adding beauty.
February 16, 2018, 12pm PST
Advocates and politicians are mustering ideas and support for new tree ordinances that line up with the city's climate goals.
October 14, 2017, 5am PDT
In terms of its public health benefits, a flourishing tree canopy is practically priceless.
September 13, 2017, 12pm PDT
According to this study, existing "leafy infrastructure" in ten of the world's largest cities confers an estimated $505 million in benefits. Planting more could magnify the effect.
August 17, 2017, 9am PDT
Changing the color of L.A. streets and growing out the urban canopy are part of a campaign to fight the heat island in and around Los Angeles.
March 17, 2017, 10am PDT
All that pollen in the air giving you the sneezes is probably because of all the male trees your city has been planting.
Greater Greater Washington
January 10, 2017, 8am PST
Treepedia is MIT's effort to collect a complete resource on the tree cover of city streets.
November 17, 2016, 12pm PST
A new report from the Nature Conservancy provides evidence of trees as a crucial component of public-health infrastructure.
November 13, 2016, 11am PST
The Washington Post Reports a small bit of good news regarding climate change, produced on the same day as a large heap of bad news regarding climate change.
August 30, 2016, 8am PDT
Some good news from a state that has seen far too much bad news this year: local officials report that the trees of New Orleans are making a surprisingly strong comeback after devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.
April 29, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Chicago Region Trees Initiative provides a regional model for planting and protecting a sustainable natural environment in and around cities and communities.
April 28, 2016, 8am PDT
The U.S. Forest Service has continued to refine the valuable i-Tree software program, which allows cities to calculate the benefits, in dollar figures, of the urban forest.
March 3, 2016, 1pm PST
As more and more people live on this planet, the pressure to build smart cities that feature environmentally sustainable infrastructure will become immense. Planners will be challenged to do more with less. Here's a discussion of this complex issue.
February 29, 2016, 5am PST
A tiny insect, native to Asia, has been killing trees in huge numbers around the United States since 2002. With the emerald ash borer expected to spread, cities are trying to prepare to combat the worst of the devastation.
January 29, 2016, 1pm PST
New research reveals more of the details of how trees provide therapeutic effects for humans.