Inspiration Card
Nature Based Solution
Urban Network Structures

N2 Boulevards

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Climate Resilience Water Management Natural and Climate Hazards Biodiversity Enhancement Air Quality Health and Well-being Social Justice and Social Cohesion

Boulevards represent a possibility to establish several trees in cities to mitigate urban heat stress, while providing additional benefits like improving water management and climate resilience. For boulevards, trees are commonly arranged along both sides of streets, bicycle paths and sidewalks. The treetops often form a nearly closed canopy and, as a result, the area between the two tree lines is shaded and the air temperature is lower.

Conditions for Implementation
  • Appropriate species selection
  • Sufficient above and below ground space
  • Soil material and depth
  • Consideration of built environment characteristics
Similar Terminology
Double-line street trees
    Cooling Service Transpiration
    Building (Insulation)
    Reflection (Albedo)
    Surface Water Regulation Water Conveyance
    Water Infiltration
    Water Retention
    Water Storage
    Water Reuse
    Water Purification Water Filtering
    Water Bio-remediation
    Air Purification and Noise Reduction Deposition
    Air Biofiltration
    Noise Reduction
    Biodiversity Habitat Provision
    Socio-Cultural Services Beauty / Appearance
    Usability / Functionality
    Social Interaction
    Provisioning Service Food / Energy / Material
    Climate Regulation CO2 Sequestration