Heat Island Los Angeles: Dying Boyle Heights / Thriving Brentwood

In News by Ileana Wachtel

Drone footage comparing Brentwood’s thriving tree canopy to Boyle Heights’ barren landscape reveals the deep inequities that let lower-income communities bake, while those with more resources enjoy shade and cooler sidewalks and streets. The city has failed to provide residents of Los Angeles with sufficient tree coverage to combat L.A.’s deadly, and worsening, heat-island effect.

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