Urban Environment - Developing Green Space

Why is it important to have green space in urban areas? And how can this be achieved?

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Developing Green Space

Green space can be added to urban areas by;

  • developing green gardens on roof tops of buildings
  • developing parks
  • planting trees alongside canals, walkways, roads and railway lines.

Why is it important to develop green spaces?

  • it increases permeable surfaces (helps reduce flooding)
  • reduces noise pollution
  • absorbs heat, makes areas cooler and more comfortable
  • provides community with recreational areas
  • relaxing, cleaner environment
  • will improve health
  • encourages exercise and outdoor activity.
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