- The Moving to Work Retrospective Evaluation
- Volume 22 Number 3
- Managing Editor: Mark D. Shroder
- Associate Editor: Michelle P. Matuga
Urban Greenery and Public Housing
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Urban greenspace has demonstrably beneficial impacts on mental and physical health. Greenspace and tree canopy also play a role in reducing local temperatures, which reduces heat-related mortalities. This is particularly important in cities that act as “urban heat islands.” This short article reviews the research on these two topics and provides a simple analysis of the location of public housing buildings in Washington, D.C. in relation to tree canopy and greenspace.
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