Posts Tagged trees

The Tree Museum

November 19, 2009
The Tree Museum

As you now know, we had a big conference here on Monday. To take a break from the purely academic, historical, and political subject matter, Robert Sullivan came and provided us with a lunch time talk. The New York Times best selling author spoke about The Tree Museum up in the Bronx–a project that has […]

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Too Many Trees Planted In Central Strip Of Roads Can Be Worse Than None; Can Trap Vehicle Exhaust Fumes

July 26, 2009
Too Many Trees Planted In Central Strip Of Roads Can Be Worse Than None; Can Trap Vehicle Exhaust Fumes

ScienceDaily (2009-07-21) — A new study suggests that we can improve city environments by planting trees down the middle of streets provided they are not too close together. Too many trees planted close together along a central strip, as is common in many major European cities could lead to more vehicle exhaust fumes being trapped […]

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City Sink

January 14, 2009
City Sink

How We Can Store Carbon in the Big Apple Over at the Van Alen Institute, Denise Hoffman-Brandt, a City College Landscape Architecture Professor is embarking on a really cool project. She is looking at opportunities to create carbon sinks and carbon capturing spaces within the city, through inclusive, comprehensive urban planting–not planning–realities. Counter to the […]

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Hot and Hazey. But not in the Park.

May 27, 2008
Hot and Hazey. But not in the Park.

Our Urban Amazon Having just returned from the West Coast and a city which requires wool coats of its residents at 8AM, then t-shirts at noon and wool again in the evening, I was actually enjoying the mugginess for a moment before. Now I am just envisioning a sweaty subway platform at rush-hour, appreciating my […]

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CISC on WNYC

May 18, 2008

And Reporting Live from the Better West Coast Apologies to readers who have been looking to the Sustainable Cities Blog for upcoming events, running commentary and all things green and considered in NYC. The blog has been on hiatus–along with me, on vacation in sunny California. But while on this voyage filled with traffic (lots […]

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