Environmental & Sustainability Online Videos
Living Urban Environment
This page displays a collection of environmental and sustainability online videos on the living urban environment. Community and urban landscaping, even in the densest urban spaces, has the potential to support a diversity of plants and wildlife. Designing urban spaces to include trees, plants, flowers, and grasses can add beauty while simultaneously improving air quality, absorbing carbon dioxide, and lowering ambient air temperature. Landscaping also reduces paved surface area, and as a result it aids ground water retention and improves water quality. From simple street trees to intricate urban parks, sustainable landscaping can improve the quality of life for people who live, work, and play in urban areas.
The living urban environment consists of a diverse range of places including public parks, paths and trails, arboretums, public gardens, open spaces, urban riparian corridors, easements, and roadsides. Some specific environmental topics within urban landscaping include xeriscaping and other water conservation measures, use of native plants, low or no chemical landscaping, and integrated pest management.
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here) that focuses on Mark Bittner and a flock of cherry-headed conures (and a lonely blue-headed one named Connor) located in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. This is a truly fascinating tale about urban wildlife. About 4 minutes. Play Video >>. The trailer for a documentary (purchase the full documentary DVD