High Tree Canopy Cover Results In Fewer Heat-Related Emergencies

High Tree Canopy Cover Results In Fewer Heat-Related Emergencies

Today’s post is an interview with Drew Graham, a Landscape Architectural Intern at Brodie & Associates Landscape Architects in Toronto, ON. As an MLA student at the University of Guelph, Drew studied how heat-related emergency calls were distributed throughout the city. What he found was that areas with low tree canopy cover had significantly higher heat related emergencies and deaths than areas with more canopy cover. In his thesis, he analyzes this relationship and discusses how cooling strategies such as more and larger urban trees can help improve human health outcomes. -LM

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/deeproot/302831/hi...

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