News tagged with urban environment

New Hampshire leads nation in percent tree cover

Tree cover in the nation's Lower 48 states covers 659 million acres, more than one-third of the nation, according to a U.S. Forest Service study of national tree cover and impervious surfaces. New Hampshire leads the nation ...

Aug 06, 2012
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Urban landscape's power to hurt or heal

Research shows that street furniture, barriers, parks, public spaces and neighbourhood architecture can stir up powerful emotions in local residents. This should be taken into account in programmes designed to reduce tensions ...

May 14, 2012
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Look familiar?

An online game which tests Londoners’ ability to recognize parts of the capital has been devised by researchers as the first step in a project to create a “memory map” of the city.

Apr 05, 2012
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Re-inventing the planned city

In response to population growth, many "new towns" or planned cities were built around the world in the 1950s. But according to Dr. Tali Hatuka, head of Tel Aviv University's Laboratory for Contemporary Urban ...

Mar 12, 2012
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Big trees boost city life

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from The Australian National University has revealed for the first time the role large trees play in sustaining biodiversity and bird life in urban environments.

Feb 03, 2012
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