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Urban heat’s effect on the environment

  • 8/13/2014
  • by Liz
  • news
New research from North Carolina State Univ. shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern U.S. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase the number of young produced by the gloomy scale insect—a significant tree pest—by 300%, which in turn leads to 200 times more adult gloomy scales on urban trees.

News

Urban heat’s effect on the environment

  • 8/13/2014
  • by Liz
  • news
New research from North Carolina State Univ. shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern U.S. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase the number of young produced by the gloomy scale insect—a significant tree pest—by 300%, which in turn leads to 200 times more adult gloomy scales on urban trees.

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Brightwalk Charlotte

  • 11/18/2013
  • project
At the 2nd Annual Livable Communities Summit, keynote speaker Emma Littlejohn of the nationally known housing consultancy The Littlejohn Group discussed Brightwalk - an urban inspired and sustainable neighborhood located just one mile outside of center city Charlotte. We're taking a look at what the buzz is all about in this case study.

Making Sense of Place: Portland

  • 10/29/2013
  • project
Portland embarked on a grand experiment in city planning in 1973: an urban growth boundary containing development within a 22-square-mile area, protecting surrounding farmland and open space. The experience of Portland provides a example for planning in the 21st century, involving issues of economic development, gentrification, local food and farming, property rights, and civic participation.

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