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Trees: Helping Cities Solve Climate Change

Jad Daley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Green
Jad Daley

To fully grasp the potential of trees to combat climate change, one has to understand the "Urban Heat Island Effect." This situation occurs when pavement and other built materials in our cities absorb and re-radiate heat, to create an oven-like effect.

We'll Always Have Paris: Climate Change Success Runs Through Forests

Jad Daley | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Jad Daley

The Paris agreement was historic, but now the real work begins. If our forests are to play the role envisioned in the Paris agreement, federal and state policymakers will need to make commitments that match the moment.

A Walk in the Park -- for Everyone

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.16.2015 | San Francisco
Fran Moreland Johns

For most of America's urban poor, life is hardly a walk in the park. But the Trust for Public Land is out to change that. Every urban citizen, rich or...

Bouncing Back at Dwell on Design, Los Angeles

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and with memories of Super Storm Sandy still fresh in people's minds, architects and designers are turning their attention to building smarter for the longer term, with a goal of protecting the lives of all the people through design.

PHOTOS: Bloomingdale Trail Rebranded As 'The 606'

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

The Bloomingdale Trail, we hardly knew ye. Just months after officials tried to rename the long-awaited elevated park and trail system simply "The...

Will The 'QueensWay' Be New York City's Next High Line?

Tom Moran | Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel
Tom Moran

The plan to transform a 3.5-mile stretch of derelict railroad in central Queens into an urban greenway is gaining momentum.

WATCH: An Underrated City Park To Get A Major Face-Lift

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.23.2011 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved a $2.5 million plan funded by the Trust for Public Lands that will give Mission Terrace's Balboa Park a ...