This report describes the role of urban trees in decreasing the urban heat island effect and air pollution and addresses the correlation between urban greening and low-income areas. Green spaces in lower-income neighbourhoods have been found to be of lower quality, less numerous, and smaller as compared to high-income neighbourhoods. However, as this report discusses, urban greening can prompt ‘environmental gentrification’. Finally, it contains recommendations for municipalities to adopt related to urban cover.
Prepared by Meaghan Kenley
CELA Publication No. 1485
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