Incorporating More Greenery into Urban Landcapes is Key to Staying Cool
“There are things that landscape architects and urban designers can do to make cities cool, particularly during heat waves,” says landscape architecture professor Bob Brown in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. A leafy canopy creates shelter from the sun's rays. Not only do they absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, but they can also help keep urban areas cool.
See full article in At Guelph http://atguelph.uoguelph.ca/2013/07/trees-can-help-cities-beat-the-heat/