CS 8: Case Study 8: Treepedia, the Project That Makes Trees the Eco-communicators
The green areas in the urban centres have always been small ecosystems for the citizens where to stay in contact with nature and oxygenate. The management of the public green is therefore a major element in the urban planning. But how to communicate the green perception quarter by quarter? Street by street? The software Treepedia, conceived by a working team of Senseable City Lab—Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of Boston, wants to give an answer to this question. Thanks to Hi-tech a series of detailed maps can visualize by a click the green “spots” in any corner of the main capitals and world megalopolis, by a click. Its objective is to improve the ecological rate of the big towns.