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Green Design for Climate Resilience & Well-being

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Exposure to green landscape elements benefits human health in many ways. Urban green space is also recognized as an important adaptation response to predicted changes in climate. To maximize the impacts of urban greening on our cities, planners and designers need evidence-based guidance to design and retrofit urban green spaces that maximize co-benefits for both human health and climate resilience.

The downloadable guide was authored by UBC Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) Researchers: Stephen R.J. Sheppard, Sara Barron, Xinke Yu, Doris Sun, Sophie Nitoslawski, Kanchi Dave in partnership with Angie Woo (Fraser Health), Erin Desautels (City of Surrey) and Kathleen Wolf (University of Washington).