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There's a global movement encouraging cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. But which ones have the most green space today?

 

To find out, MIT's Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create Treepedia, a site with interactive maps that show the density of greenery in major cities around the world.

 

The researchers used information from Google Street View to determine what they call the "Green View Index," a rating that quantifies each city's percentage of canopy coverage based on aerial images. When the project launched in 2016, Treepedia featured 10 cities, but the team has since added 13 more to the list.

 

The goal of Treepedia is to make make urban planning more accessible to those outside the field, MIT's Carlo Ratti said in a press release.

 

Check out the top-ranking cities (and their percentages of tree coverage) here:

 

There's a global movement encouraging cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. But which ones have the most green space today?

 

To find out, MIT's Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create Treepedia, a site with interactive maps that show the density of greenery in major cities around the world.

 

The researchers used information from Google Street View to determine what they call the "Green View Index," a rating that quantifies each city's percentage of canopy coverage based on aerial images. When the project launched in 2016, Treepedia featured 10 cities, but the team has since added 13 more to the list.

 

The goal of Treepedia is to make make urban planning more accessible to those outside the field, MIT's Carlo Ratti said in a press release.

 

Check out the top-ranking cities (and their percentages of tree coverage) here. (Business Insider)

 

 

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Thanks for the post. One of my least favorite cities is Sacramento, California. We have our convention there, and they will accommodate us in the heart of the city, so I shouldn't feel that way. But, somehow, I knew it made this list! 

Why is it not my favorite city? To me, its layout makes no sense. No sense. I strongly suspect they based it on old trails! Even with GPS, I get lost. Finally gave up. My son, the truck driver goes there, and will drive me in that city.

(Last year, there was a bit of a riot on Sunday, between, I think some fascist anti police elements. We were told of it from the platform before we left. Down town Sacramento! ) But, as I said, they are kind to us. 

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Thanks for the post. One of my least favorite cities is Sacramento, California. We have our convention there, and they will accommodate us in the heart of the city, so I shouldn't feel that way. But, somehow, I knew it made this list! 
Why is it not my favorite city? To me, its layout makes no sense. No sense. I strongly suspect they based it on old trails! Even with GPS, I get lost. Finally gave up. My son, the truck driver goes there, and will drive me in that city.
(Last year, there was a bit of a riot on Sunday, between, I think some fascist anti police elements. We were told of it from the platform before we left. Down town Sacramento! ) But, as I said, they are kind to us. 

Visit any old city in Europe from before they had any form of city planning... They still have their charm though, and are excellent for getting lost in, which I love to do when new to a city.


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6 hours ago, Thesauron said:

The researchers used information from Google Street View to determine what they call the "Green View Index," a rating that quantifies each city's percentage of canopy coverage based on aerial images

Good! because for a moment I thought that they actually counted individual trees LOL :eek:

I am surprised that Melbourne is not on the list as it is called garden state! hmmmm

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17 hours ago, Thesauron said:

 

There's a global movement encouraging cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. But which ones have the most green space today?

 

To find out, MIT's Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create Treepedia, a site with interactive maps that show the density of greenery in major cities around the world.

 

The researchers used information from Google Street View to determine what they call the "Green View Index," a rating that quantifies each city's percentage of canopy coverage based on aerial images. When the project launched in 2016, Treepedia featured 10 cities, but the team has since added 13 more to the list.

 

The goal of Treepedia is to make make urban planning more accessible to those outside the field, MIT's Carlo Ratti said in a press release.

 

Check out the top-ranking cities (and their percentages of tree coverage) here:

 

There's a global movement encouraging cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. But which ones have the most green space today?

 

To find out, MIT's Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create Treepedia, a site with interactive maps that show the density of greenery in major cities around the world.

 

The researchers used information from Google Street View to determine what they call the "Green View Index," a rating that quantifies each city's percentage of canopy coverage based on aerial images. When the project launched in 2016, Treepedia featured 10 cities, but the team has since added 13 more to the list.

 

The goal of Treepedia is to make make urban planning more accessible to those outside the field, MIT's Carlo Ratti said in a press release.

 

Check out the top-ranking cities (and their percentages of tree coverage) here. (Business Insider)

 

 

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You can never have too many trees.  They are a testament to our Creator's ingenuity.

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