This report explores the relationship between street and sidewalk pavement rehabilitation and their impacts on the urban forest. Trees are a powerful tool for combatting extreme heat, but street trees are often grown in constrained environments. Streets in need of rehabilitation or replacement are identified, and the report asks whether those streets can serve other ecological functions that contribute to the City of Vancouver's Climate Emergency Action Plan targets.
Partner: City of Vancouver
Funder: City of Vancouver & UBC
Keywords: climate adaptation, climate mitigation, green infrastructure, biodiversity, ecological systems, transportation