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The New York Times / July 1, 2021

Since When Have Trees Existed Only for Rich Americans?

Across the nation, the wealthier and whiter your neighborhood is, the greener the view from your window is likely to be. This map shows a healthy tree canopy in Philadelphia, based on analysis by EarthDefine.

May 28, 2021

A shift to green

A paper boat bobs eerily along White Oak Bayou while joggers, cyclists and walkers move with more determined purpose along a path at the top of its banks. The scene is quintessentially Houston: flowing green landscape punctuated by the yellow of black-eyed Susans and the white of other wildflowers and plenty of concrete. Barn swallows swoop past within sight of a freeway where cars move less freely.

The New York Times / May 27, 2021

Can Removing Highways Fix America’s Cities?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Built in the 1950s to speed suburban commuters to and from downtown, Rochester’s Inner Loop destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, replacing them with a broad, concrete trench that separated downtown from the rest of the city.

Eco-Business / May 24, 2021

Growing equity in city green space

City residents don’t all have the same access to the benefits of green space. Addressing that inequity requires community engagement at every stage from planning to development to management.