What is green infrastructure?

Green infrastructure includes strategically planned and managed networks of natural lands, working landscapes and other open, green spaces that conserve ecosystem values and functions and provide associated benefits to human populations. These natural lands, working landscapes and open, green spaces

Urban Forests Role in Heat Reduction

Urban Forest Heat Reduction
One way trees lower urban temperatures is by shading heat-absorbing surfaces. Credit: Priya Jaishanker

Cities contain numerous hard surfaces (concrete, asphalt, metal, and brick) that absorb large quantities of solar radiation (heat) throughout the day, slowly releasing this heat overnight. …