Urban Heat Islands


Shade trees are important to our health for many different reasons. In the summer one of those reasons is shading our urban surfaces. “To accommodate growing populations, cities have large areas of paved concrete and asphalt surfaces that create ‘urban heat islands (UHI)’. These hard surfaces absorb large amounts of heat that builds up during […]


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Stormwater Runoff


With the unusual influx of precipitation that Cheyenne has seen this year, RIC would like to highlight how important a robust urban canopy can be in the reduction of stormwater run-off. Generally speaking stormwater runoff is water that flows over the surface of the ground. A majority of city ground is composed of paved surfaces […]


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