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Private Gardens

Private Gardens

Private Gardens In 2002, an estimated 27 million people in the UK owned gardens. Domestic gardens contribute about a quarter of the total urban area in typical cities in the UK, and contribute up to 86% of the total number of trees in a city. Especially small gardens...
Urban Rivers

Urban Rivers

Urban Rivers Rivers have in many cases provided the resources and benefits necessary for the development of cities. Yet, in urban areas, rivers have often been seen as a threat to infrastructure and human health rather than as a resource, leading to their increasing...
Public Parks and Gardens

Public Parks and Gardens

Public Parks and Gardens Public Parks and Gardens are important existing assets of an urban environment. While high land prices and pressure from different competing objectives often makes the development of a new park in an area unlikely (although not impossible –...
Allotments

Allotments

Community Gardens/Allotments Orchards and allotments show similar benefits to parks and other open areas regarding their environmental and partly social benefit, as they are comprised of similar structural elements (trees, shrubs, meadow like areas) and therefore...
Trees

Trees

Trees Trees can provide a number of different services that depend on their size, species, and location. Their leaves can trap air pollutants either through taking them up or through deposition, thus removing them from the surrounding air. They also intercept rainfall...