Cities and Urbanization

Why greener cities are cooler and more equal

Trees provide shade in cities and deflect radiation from the sun. Image: Unsplash/Lena Derevianko

Victoria Masterson

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Trees can help keep cities cooler – and fairer – experts say. Image: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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