When a large city learns the value of hugging trees

Part 1 of a five-part series: Urban vegetation has implications for human mental and physical health, and combats flooding, heat, pollution and soil erosion

When a large city learns the value of hugging trees
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Urban vegetation has implications for human mental and physical health, and combats flooding, heat, pollution and soil erosion

The human payoff to urban green space

It's a matter of sanitation, hygiene, health and aesthetics, and mental well-being, among other things

The human payoff to urban green space
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This is part 2 in our series Healthy cities

Part 2 in a five-part series: It’s a matter of sanitation, hygiene, health and aesthetics, and mental well-being, among other things

Buildings must be the foundation of a green city

Building standards include energy balance and water use, health and well-being of occupants, pollution, transport, materials, waste and ecology

Buildings must be the foundation of a green city
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Building standards include energy balance and water use, health and well-being of occupants, pollution, transport, materials, waste and ecology

Turning streets into destinations, one bench at a time

Outdoor furniture and art are essential parts of a healthy urban environment

Turning streets into destinations, one bench at a time
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Outdoor furniture and art are more than add-ons in the greening of a city – they are essential parts of a healthy environment

A green city project in Russia comes alive

The project is supported by thorough research into what works best to create a green city, a large injection of funds and the participation of lots of volunteers

A green city project in Russia comes alive
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The project is supported by thorough research into what works best to create a green city, a large injection of funds and the participation of lots of volunteers