November 20, 2019, 10am PST
The city of L.A.’s first city forest officer, Rachel Malarich, opines on her new role in facilitating cooperation between the city’s departments to achieve a more equitable urban canopy.
October 1, 2019, 8am PDT
Streets LA General Manager Adel Hagekhalil lays out his priorities and plans for transforming Los Angeles into a system of world-class streets.
April 23, 2019, 11am PDT
Results of a new survey suggest that there are benefits to be reaped from a focus on climate change.
December 30, 2018, 1pm PST
Machine learning has opened a new frontier in urban forest management.
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.
December 4, 2017, 11am PST
Faced with a costly urban heat island effect, Louisville is working on a new tree-protection ordinance that could be headed for a vote this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 29, 2011, 10am PDT
A new online tool uses the power of crowdsourcing to "map, inventory, and preserve the Philadelphia urban forest."
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>