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Small green spaces can help keep cities cool during heat waves

Abi Palmer-Greenwood

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During heat waves, urban areas tend to record the highest temperatures. Many studies have shown that urban forests can reduce the urban heat island effect, and many policies focus their attention on large green spaces - but they often overlook the contribution that small green spaces make to urban cooling. This article from the Conversation looks at examples of how yards, green roofs, and other small vegetated spaces can help reduce local surface and air temperatures.

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