Year Published: 2018

Vertical air temperature gradients under the shade of two contrasting urban tree species during different types of summer days

Highlights Below-canopy cooling benefits of tree species can vary depending on weather types. We studied air temperature from the tree canopies to the ground under tree shades. 20 Robinia pseudoacacia and Tilia cordata trees were studied during the summer 2016. Shading is the prominent cooling benefits when the days are very hot. Transpirational cooling from trees and grasses …

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Ambiguity at the peri-urban interface in Australia

Peri-urban areas display the common trait of ambiguity, in spite their considerable variety in terms of origins, definitions, and extent. Rather than the traditional dichotomy of rural and urban that forms much of the traditional view of this aspect of the built environment, there is a complex set of land use relationships that exist, creating the fluid phenomenon of peri-urbanisation…

Tree pits to help mitigate runoff in dense urban areas

Tree pits are attractive stormwater control measures (SCMs) for implementation in dense urban areas because of their small footprint, their potentially low cost and the co-benefits they may bring through improved street tree growth…

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