Cartoon: Storms unveil faults of urban planning

The past weeks of March have clarified modern urban layout and design faults. Lining the streets are fallen trees and chopped stumps left by the brutal overnight storms. While many factors contribute to trees falling in urban areas, trees planted with little space to grow a root system, such as at the edge of a street, are prone to fall more easily. Despite their veil of simplicity, these trees reduce stormwater maintenance costs and perform carbon sequestration, and most will take decades to grow back. (Phie Wei)