Faculty Advisor

Elgert, Laureen

Abstract

Cities are paying increasing attention to urban tree cover because of the multiple health, environment, economic, and social benefits it offers. This paper examines the potential to improve tree cover all over cities by means of intersectoral policy. Through the results found in my literature and document review, transect walking, and expert interviews, I developed a framework for the implementation of intersectoral action for trees, branded as Trees in All Policies. Trees in All Policies works to address the unequal access and distribution of the benefits that trees provide among environmental justice neighborhoods. From a planning perspective, this analysis emphasizes the need for intersectoral action to take a role in the planning and policies surrounding trees.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-17

Major

Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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