Tree canopy offers a solution for smart city planners to make a meaningful impact across a wide range of city challenges:

  • Stormwater Management
  • Pollution Control
  • Energy Conservation through Heating and Cooling Moderation
  • Quality of Life

The multi-faceted impact on urban challenges makes them an attractive solution for the smart city.

Satellite imaging technology, geographic information systems, and urban arborists performing local street-level inventories make the urban tree canopy a viable solution for addressing smart city challenges.

This project identifies the areas most in need of investment and offers a “priority score” for addresses the challenges of an equitable urban tree canopy in DC for the common good.