Video – Summer sidewalk temperatures—in the shade vs. in the sun
rad Lancaster shows us the dramatic summer temperature differences of public walkways in the shade vs. in the full sun.
This video also shows you how simple changes that plant the rain and grow living shade can vastly improve our comfort, mood, and health; while also rehydrating our communities.
It illustrates how we need to expand the public rights-of-ways, or public commons, in our communities to make such living shade more viable and accessible for all.
Filmed August 2023 in Tucson, Arizona
I use a Fluke 62 MAX+ Handheld Infrared Laser Thermometer to take the temperature readings.
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Enables you to see and act in more dynamic and effective ways by using what is freely at hand to make for more comfortable, productive, joyous, and enlivened environments.
Shows you how to design and implement many passive water harvesting strategies to irrigate your living shade with free on-site waters such as rainwater, stormwater, street runoff, roof runoff, greywater, and air-conditioning condensate.