Category: Lucy Hutyra

The city is an ecosystem, pipes and all

Boston Globe (subscription required) Lucy Hutyra, College of Arts & Sciences Pamela Templer, College of Arts & Sciences Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences Is a tree trying to survive in the city better off than a tree growing in the forest? The obvious answer would seem to be “no”: City trees face pollution, […]

How Climate Change Is Taking A Toll On Urban Trees

WGBH News Lucy Hutyra, College of Arts & Sciences The Commonwealth Avenue Mall is one of Boston’s signature sights, with its grand boulevard of majestic trees where residents and visitors can sit, stroll, or just enjoy some midday shade… Expert quote: “That vegetation is storing carbon. If that vegetation was removed, that carbon would be in […]

Urban Planet: How Growing Cities Will Wreck the Environment Unless We Build Them Right

Time Lucy Hutyra, College of Arts & Sciences It’s easy to miss amid the day to day headlines of global economic implosion, Presidential campaign foibles and Mideast rage, but there is a less conspicuous kind of social upheaval underway that is fast altering both the face of the planet and the way that human beings […]