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Our work with the David Suzuki Foundation shows how urban green space cuts air pollution and cools cities

Our work with the David Suzuki Foundation shows how urban green space cuts air pollution and cools cities

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A road to health paved with green interventions

A road to health paved with green interventions

Our systematic examination of almost 15 years of peer reviewed evidence shows that urban green space can support healthier births, reduce morbidity, and decrease stress (see report: Green City: Why Nature Matters to Health – An Evidence Review ).  But it’s community stories, like Tish Carnat’s, that reveal the heart hidden in the science.
Cooler, healthier, more equitable cities?

Cooler, healthier, more equitable cities?

Unprecedented urban growth has intensified extreme heat and air pollution, and the health risks that go with them.  Green spaces have a natural capacity to provide fresh air, reduce ground temperatures, cool urban air and provide relief from heat stress.