America’s top 25 Leafiest cities revealed
Using AI, machine-learning capabilities, and high-resolution imagery, Nearmap recently analyzed tree canopy coverage in residential areas covering more than 275 million inhabitants to determine America’s Top 25 Leafiest Capital Cities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 702 heat-related deaths occurred in the U.S. annually between 2004-2018. Urban heat islands can also create issues such as higher daytime temperatures, reduced nighttime cooling, poor air and water quality, and increased demand for energy resources that can result in rolling blackouts.
With residents becoming increasingly worried that urban heat islands are raising temperatures nationwide, the need for greener spaces to create more livable communities is increasingly important.