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Turning down the heat: An enhanced understanding of the relationship between urban vegetation and surface temperature at the city scale

Highlights Fine spatial and vertical resolution urban vegetation datasets Model urban vegetation configuration effect on urban LST using remote sensing data Spatial variation in impact of vegetation type on urban LST Various urban vegetation configurations lead to urban cooling Urban planners can appraise local cooling effect of different urban vegetation types Abstract Guiding urban planners …

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Building biodiversity into the urban fabric: A case study in applying Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design (BSUD)

Biodiversity within cities is fundamental for human health and well-being, and delivers a wide range of critical ecosystem services. However, biodiversity is often viewed as an afterthought or final addition once an urban development nears completion. As such, provisions for biodiversity are typically tokenistic and do not achieve the experience of everyday nature that people need…

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