From trees to green roofs to rain gardens, urban greenspace provides a laundry list of environmental, economic, health, and social benefits to their communities. But between upfront costs and regulatory hurdles, missed opportunities for synergies, and a track record of being unequally distributed, urban greenspace has yet to reach its full potential. Today, we’ll discuss why urban greenspace can be so beneficial, where it might be falling a little short, and how we could improve our greenspaces in the future. With special guest Dr. Harriet Bulkeley: Professor of Geography at Durham University.
The Sweaty Penguin is presented by Peril and Promise: a public media initiative from The WNET Group in New York, reporting on the issues and solutions around climate change. You can learn more at pbs.org/perilandpromise.
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