Students at MIT recently created a map of greenery along DC streets by analyzing Google Street View images to approximate visible plant life for each street, using dots of varying sizes and opacities.


DC Street Greenery. Map from MIT.



The You Are Here project will create 100 different maps for 100 different cities. Students are hoping to inspire social change and help individuals better understand the surrounding urban environments.

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Tagged: dc, maps, trees

Kayla Gail made her way from Alabama to DC to attend grad school at the University of Maryland and now works as a project analyst for Brailsford and Dunlavey. She believes in saying ‘hello’ to strangers on the sidewalk and advancing communities through the built environment.