Published: 1st Nov 2019

There should be a clear set of guidelines for housing developers to ensure that air quality does not suffer when building new homes. In a paper published by the University of Surrey’s Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), experts argue that the international research community should put together a set of clear guidelines for developers and urban planners to follow when implementing green infrastructure, such as planting trees, hedges and green roofs, to maximise their benefits and to reverse the effects of air pollution. The paper says that it will take a global community of multi-disciplined researchers to ‘get to the bottom’ of how air pollution, green infrastructure and human health are connected, as these are three areas that are typically studied in isolation. The researchers believe that, until the evidence becomes clearer, house developers, urban planners and politicians should be given the best possible information to make sure … (To read the full article, subscribe below)