Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Streetscaping, Active transportation, Ultraviolet Radiation
Policy status: Active
Policy type: Policy
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018
This policy supports the planting of trees in urban spaces because they: (1) generate shade; (2) reduce solar radiation on the ground; (3) reduce heat islands; (4) encourage active transportation and physical activity; and, (5) act as a natural air purifier, improving the quality of life of citizens.