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Trees good for urban well-being – but threatened

Posted in biodiversity, cities, emerging issues, environment, local, social, sustainability by thenextwavefutures on 13 May, 2007

The Guardian has a story about a forthcoming report from the Greater London Assembly which will say that trees are valuable for the well-being of communities but are under threat from a combination of insurance companies and risk-averse local authorities.

The evidence on the benefits of trees is well-summarised on a webpage maintained by Warwick District Council. Research by Kuo and Sullivan found that crime rates and domestic violence are reduced by as much as 50% in urban areas with a high proportion of trees.

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  1. […] – getting chopped by insurance claims   I mentioned an impending report by the Greater London Assembly’s environment committee on London’s […]


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