Water usage is a bad excuse to fail to plant trees in Phoenix. Research shows that the amount of irrigation water that even a million desert trees would need to grow and thrive is vanishingly small compared to the city’s current overall water usage.
How does a bill provision about funding tree canopy get bogged down in hot button, racially tinged political squabbles?
In July 2005, Phoenix suffered through what was then a record-breaking heat wave. For nine consecutive days, the high temperature topped 110 degrees, and highs averaged near 110 for the month—several degrees above average—with nighttime… Read More »Phoenix’s urban heat island effect is increasingly deadly
Ten years ago, the city of Dallas, Texas released a visually impressive, 76-page bicycling master plan. An official overview of the plan proclaimed it to be “community-driven” and “innovative.” It named the many agencies and… Read More »People don’t ride bikes on master plans
Finally! Cities are beginning to recognize the many public health benefits of developing a strong bicycling culture, and some are starting to make bigger investments in bike infrastructure. And more federal money for these investments may be… Read More »Advantages of Shared-use Paths in Urban Neighborhoods