About 1/3 of the urban landscape is typically covered by road rights-of-way. This creates opportunities to capture rain where it falls and restore it to natural hydrologic pathways. Delta is planting an urban forest to mitigate climate change. Delta has set a goal to plant 20,100 trees by the year 2010.
Greenspace / Human Health
There are reasons galore for planting more trees and they are all around us. Trees not only beautify and stabilize neighborhoods, they're also investments.
A kinder, gentler generation of playgrounds is slowly taking root. They're user-friendly and green, showing how environmental sustainability can be built into the most modest chunks of urban infrastructure.
Lancashire Economic Partnership hosted a seminar that explored how residents can maximise the benefits of living and working within a stone’s throw of the outstanding countryside that is unique to Lancashire. The seminar looked at how the countryside can be made more accessible to Lancashire’s residents and visitors and also what the economic as well as social and environmental benefits would be from creating a more linked network of green spaces.
Trees are becoming increasingly more valuable to cities interested in reducing their impact on the environment. Trees can cut energy use and reduce rainwater run-off and pollution.
The largest public park in Malaysia will be that country's version of London’s Hyde Park or New York’s Central Park. Located in Kuala Lumpur, the park will reflect Malaysia’s identity. It will be a sprawling green lung recreational park for city folks to relax in and enjoy Mother Nature. The park will change the image of the city of Kuala Lumpur as a concrete jungle.