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Promoting ecosystem and human health in urban areas using Green Infrastructure: A literature review
Europe is a highly urbanised continent. The consequent loss and degradation of urban and peri-urban green space could adversely affect ecosystems as well as human health and well-being. The aim ofExpand
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Towards an integrated understanding of green space in the European built environment
In recent years social, economic and environmental considerations have led to a reevaluation of the factors that contribute to sustainable urban environments. Increasingly, urban green space is seenExpand
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Surface water flooding risk to urban communities: Analysis of vulnerability, hazard and exposure
Developing appropriate responses to address and prevent surface water flooding requires an analysis of interactions between elements of a risk framework encompassing hazard, vulnerability andExpand
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The contribution of local parks to neighbourhood social ties.
The social ties between the residents of urban neighbourhoods are in decline due to changing work patterns, increased mobility and developments in communications. Neighbourhood open spaces, and greenExpand
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Climate change and the city: Building capacity for urban adaptation
The significant shifts in climate variables projected for the 21st century, coupled with the observed impacts of ongoing extreme weather and climate events, ensures that adaptation to climate changeExpand
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Are homeowners willing to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change?
The need to adapt to climate change impacts, whilst simultaneously limiting greenhouse gas emissions, requires that the government’s efforts are joined by public action. In England and Wales, housingExpand
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The role of urban green spaces in improving social inclusion
Combination of issues such as unemployment or low income, bad health, high crime and family disintegration can result in social exclusion and breakdown of local communities, consequently lowering theExpand
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