Treepedia – Exploring the Green Canopy in cities around the world – Using the power of MIT digital research applications and Google Street view users may choose a city from the list included to date, and search by specific location(s) to identify the differences in green space within a city and in comparison to other cities. The site has create a “Green View Index” to assist citizens, urban planners, environmental groups and developers better understand the impact of increasingly green spaces in cities.
“The real-time city is real. As layers of networks and digital information blanket urban space, new approaches to the study of the built environment are emerging. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed—as are the tools we use to design them. The mission of the Senseable City Laboratory —a research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — is to anticipate these changes and study them from a critical point of view.”