Urban Forests can Help Cities Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change

Concrete surfaces absorb heat radiation and then release it slowly throughout the night.
Illustration from a study on — How a Miywaki forest helped to save a Shrine from the Tsunami attack of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

“We must plant Miyawaki forests 4-10m wide, between the river and surrounding infrastructure to reduce the energy of the flood and save lives. It’s not a hippy lullaby. It’s cheap and effective. Windows were shattered, people got hurt, some lost everything, some disappeared. How come we don’t get it."

Nicolas de Brabandère
SUGi Forest Maker