This article is written by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and C40 Knowledge Hub, and it mentions that Heatwaves are a significant but widely underestimated risk. Extreme heat events in cities can cause mortality spikes of up to 14%, lower workforce productivity, and damage roads and rail lines.
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The article published in the Guardian online newspaper is a study realized by a team at the Barcelona Institute for global health (ISGlobal) suggests that Planting more trees could mean fewer people die from increasingly high summer temperatures in cities.
This article was written by Laureen Fagan and published on the Good Men Project weblog. It explains that Neighborhood-level action on climate change is evolving, and it’s not just about green space and gardens anymore. From community-level planning for renewable energy to building efficiency or waste management, neighborhood associations within the web of a city’s structure are stepping up to deliver climate solutions.
How can we transform cities to become more human, more compassionate? In today’s episode of Podparks, we’re joining a conversation on urban transformation through culture, by revisiting a keynote speech from the World Urban Park Congress 2022 by Anupam Yog, founder of The Big Sit.
Do you know data science can help us create equitable parks systems? On today’s episode of Podparks, we get to discuss this intersection with Mindy Watts, Principal at Interface Studio, a planning and urban design firm based in Philadelphia that works towards more equitable park investments.
How would our cities change if we replaced most of our roads with parks? This week on podparks, we are advocating for green networks, which are webs of parks and corridors and walkways that allow people to navigate the city through green public spaces.
What happens when parks are transformed into community empowerers? This week on Podparks, we discuss this and more of parks’ crucial social role as reviewed in Trust for Public Land’s new groundbreaking report “The Common Ground Framework”.