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Cityscape: Volume 22 Number 3 | The Moving to Work Retrospective Evaluation


The Moving to Work Retrospective Evaluation

Volume 22 Number 3

Mark D. Shroder
Michelle P. Matuga

Urban Greenery and Public Housing

Brian Stromberg
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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