We need to shout louder about the business case for green infrastructure

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John Alker of the UK Green Business Council says trees, ponds and parks are much more than a fluffy nice-to-have

There was a remarkable study done last year in Wisconsin. A survey of 2,500 residents showed that people who lived in a neighbourhood with less than 10 per cent tree canopy were much more likely to report...

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