2019

Association of urban green space with mental health and general health among adults in Australia

Astell-Burt, T. and Feng, X., 2019. Association of urban green space with mental health and general health among adults in Australia. JAMA network open, 2(7), pp.e198209-e198209.   IMPORTANCE Recent studies indicate that living near more green space may support mental and general health and may also prevent depression. However, most studies are cross-sectional, and few have considered

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The wellbeing benefits associated with perceived and measured biodiversity in Australian urban green spaces

There are few studies examining the wellbeing benefits from exposure to natural environments differing in ecological attributes, such as biodiversity, and they have not had consistent results. This study progresses our understanding of the nuanced relationship between nature and wellbeing by analyzing the self-reported benefits derived from urban green spaces varying in a range of

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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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If a tree falls in an urban stream, does it stick around? Mobility, characteristics, and geomorphic influence of large wood in urban streams in northeastern Ohio, USA

Large wood influences geomorphological, ecological, and biogeochemical functions of streams, but in urban areas it is also considered an unaesthetic hazard…

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Urban tree planting to maintain outdoor thermal comfort under climate change: The case of Vancouver’s local climate zones

Highlights Radiant heat exposure of six local climate zones is modelled for a hot summer day. Days with Tmrt above 65 °C to increase three-to five-fold in Vancouver by 2100. Mean radiant temperature is reduced by added street trees under RCP 4.5 scenario. Abstract Spatiotemporal variation of mean radiant temperature (Tmrt), a major driver of outdoor human thermal comfort,

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Affective ecologies: Braiding urban worlds in Darwin, Australia

Emerging research on Anthropocene urbanism shows a commitment to human-nature centred futures and environmental justice but fails to engage with the language of race. Thinking the Anthropocene through race, however, has the potential to decolonise dominant apocalyptic narratives of climate change and provide insights into imaginaries of diverse urban futures…

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Comparing the annualised dynamic shade characteristics of twenty-one tree canopies across twenty-six municipalities in a high ambient UV climate, Queensland – Australia

Standardised assessments comparing the surveyed shade quality characteristics of twenty-one trees currently established and growing in public parks and playgrounds in Queensland, Australia are presented for informing local government, shade designers and municipal planners…

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