City centers are sweltering. Trees could bring back some of their cool.

by James Bruggers, InsideClimate News

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Slicing five miles through this southern city’s downtown, Broadway shows just how challenging it can be for a sweltering urban center to beat the dangerous summer heat.

Louisville’s main drag leaves the upscale and relatively leafy Highlands neighborhood and heads west, where it widens to seven lanes of black asphalt and enters a stretch of office buildings and parking lots—and a distinct paucity of trees to offer any shade.

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