Louisville to take assoc. prof. Stone's heat island study one step further with new tree canopy assessment

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Louisville, known for its depleted tree cover, will be getting a tree canopy assessment by the end of the year in addition to another study that began in February which is examining Louisville’s issues with urban heat, mapping the hottest areas of the city and assessing the effect of efforts to cool areas with tree planting and cooler building materials. Research out of Georgia Tech found that Louisville may be heating up faster than any other metro area, when city temperatures are compared to the surrounding countryside. Brian Stone, an associate professor of city and regional planning at Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning, has been hired to lead the city’s urban-heat study, which was budgeted at $135,000.

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Brian Stone, tree canopy, urban heat island
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  • Created By: Kyle James
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  • Created On: May 9, 2014 - 5:32pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:27pm