Worcester Tree Initiative
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Environmental & Sustainability Studies
Major Qualifying Project
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Social Science and Policy Studies