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Greening Parks and Playgrounds for Children in Windsor, Ontario

Background Ever since it conducted a heat study that showed its playgrounds were often not cool enough to use in the summer, the City of Windsor in Ontario has been greening its parks and playgrounds to make them healthier and more inviting for children and their caretakers.  It all started in 2012, when Karina Richters,

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Toronto Introduces Equity Lens to Cycling Infrastructure

The Challenge Historical practices have resulted in the inequitable delivery of services to some areas of Toronto. The unequal burden of COVID-19 among residents revealed the economic, racial, health and social disparities that exist in some neighbourhoods.  But even before the pandemic, the City recognized the need to transform many of its systems, including how

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Planting Trees to Attenuate Heat Waves in Montreal

Goals A new project is aiming to turn down the temperature in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Montreal.  Vert le Nord aims to green urban spaces to reduce the urban heat island effect and improve the quality of life and work in the north end of Montreal. Inspired by the ILEAU campaign run by the Montreal Regional

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