2021

Tree effects on urban microclimate: Diurnal, seasonal, and climatic temperature differences explained by separating radiation, evapotranspiration, and roughness effects

Increasing urban tree cover is an often proposed mitigation strategy against urban heat as trees are expected to cool cities through evapotranspiration and shade provision…

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Governance of nature-based solutions through intermediaries for urban transitions – A case study from Melbourne, Australia

As cities increasingly turn to nature-based solutions to address key urban socio-ecological challenges, approaches to their governance, planning and implementation are increasingly important for ensuring their effectiveness…

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Urban residential tree canopy and perceived stress among pregnant women

Highlights Residential tree canopy cover is associated with lower prenatal stress among women with anxiety or depression. 100 m buffers are more sensitive than 500 m in detecting stress-greenness associations. Evaluating stress-greenness associations should take into account mental health history. Abstract Objective To examine the association of urban residential tree canopy cover with perceived stress

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Accelerating a green recovery of cities: Lessons from a scoping review and a proposal for mission-oriented recovery towards post-pandemic urban resilience

In the post-pandemic era, we must value our cities as cultural and economic centres, that are socially and environmentally diverse. This requires a transformation in the way we plan and govern our cities, but what can be learnt from the current crisis about how cities should be managed? In this article, we report on a scoping review to help identify seven lessons learnt for cities from the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Outdoor thermal comfort: Analyzing the impact of urban configurations on the thermal performance of street canyons in the humid subtropical climate of Sydney

The quality of outdoor space is becoming increasingly important with the growing rate of urbanization. Visual, acoustic, and thermal balance degradation are all negative impacts associated with outdoor comfort in dense urban fabrics…

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