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  • Brian Kraft

    “This map visualizes street greenery in Washington, DC,” in case you are wondering why the parks are not green.

  • WotP

    Great map, thanks for posting. This map is really my only argument for being young, broke, and living west of the park. I love trees, birds, animals, and you just don’t find much of that in the land of hip bars. Notice how the coolest places for young people to live are also the areas with the lowest density of street greenery.

    • Oh Sweet Thing

      Well, density, which causes less greenery, leads to lower housing costs, which makes it more attractive to young people. That greenery is a luxury; obviously it’s one you prioritize. But I am not sure what point you’re trying to make… Just because someone lives in the more affordable areas east of the park doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate trees.

      • Van Ness

        There’s this ongoing frustration with some millenials WotP who feel left out by all the cool chasing going on in Shaw and Bloomingdale. I believe the poster is pointing out that WotP is physically beautiful, which is not something most young residents consider or care about at all.

  • Planner

    As mentioned, it’s important to realize this map only displays street trees in DC, and leaves out vast areas of green open space such as the Arboretum, the Soldiers Home, and the massive Anacostia Park system. It might be an interesting example of the type of mapping this MIT project can do, but it doesn’t say very much about the green-ness of DC.


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