Category: Lucy Hutyra

Maps pinpoint where cars pollute the most

April 15th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Futurity News, Ian Sue Wing, Lucy Hutyra, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Lucy Hutyra, College of Arts & Sciences
Ian Sue Wing, College of Arts & Sciences

A new way to calculate the carbon dioxide emissions from cars could help cities find—and fix— their pollution “hotspots.”…

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The city is an ecosystem, pipes and all

November 8th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Lucy Hutyra, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers, Pamela Templer, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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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, poor soil, and a root system disrupted by asphalt and pipes…

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How Climate Change Is Taking A Toll On Urban Trees

July 30th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Lucy Hutyra, Newsmakers, WGBH 0 comments

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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…

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“That vegetation is storing carbon. If that vegetation was removed, that carbon would be in the atmosphere.”

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A chance to shape the world’s rapidly expanding cities

September 29th, 2012 in 2012, Boston.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Lucy Hutyra, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Lucy Hutyra, College of Arts & Sciences

Within twenty years, the world’s urban areas are going to grow – a lot…

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

September 18th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Lucy Hutyra, Newsmakers, Time 0 comments

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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 live…

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Boston ponders app to ease traffic

June 29th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Lucy Hutyra, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Lucy Hutyra, College of Arts & Sciences

What’s the best way to fix Boston’s notoriously bad traffic? How about an app?…

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