Friday, 24 February 2017

The 12 cities with the most trees around the world

There’s a global movement to encourage cities to grow more trees and plan more parks.

To get a clearer picture, 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, using 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.

Launched in 2016, Treepedia featured 10 cities, but the team has since expanded to 15.

These are the top 12 countries in the World Green View index:

1. Singapore — 29.3%

Trees are grown everywhere in Singapore, including buildings, bridges, roads, space below rail tracks, in addition to the normal parks and gardens.

2. Vancouver, Canada — 25.9%
3. Sacramento, California — 23.6%
4. Frankfurt, Germany — 21.5%
5. Geneva, Switzerland — 21.4%
6. Amsterdam, Netherlands — 20.6%
7. Seattle, Washington — 20%
8. Toronto, Canada — 19.5%
9. Miami, Florida — 19.4%
10. Boston, Massachusetts — 18.2%
11. Tel Aviv, Israel — 17.5%
12. Los Angeles, California — 15.2%

Ref: https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/12-cities-most-trees-around-165500262.html

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