Presented by Experts on Camera from SciLine: Urban Forestry
Research suggests that adding trees in cities has benefits for the environment and for human health.
Dr. Vivek Shandas is a professor and the director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab at Portland State University. He can speak about topics including:
–The effects of trees on urban heat and air pollution;
–What research has shown about how urban forestry affects human health;
–Evidence around planting urban trees as carbon sinks;
–Racial and income disparities between neighborhoods with more and fewer trees; and
–Emerging state and local policies around urban tree planting.
Availability: Thursday, May 4, 12 to 1:30 p.m. MT
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