IGN 9-7
Urban Climate and Social Inequities

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
101H, Minneapolis Convention Center
William G. Wilson, Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC
Tree canopy cover sets urban temperature, urban temperature influences air quality, and air quality affects people's health and welfare. Thus, disparities in urban tree canopy leads to inequities in health and welfare, making the implications of urban ecology a matter of environmental justice. I present the essential aspects of urban climates, the consequences for human health, and examples from across the US of the inequities in ecosystem services.