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Internationa Urban Forestry Congress Vancouver 2018 Construction workshop overview

Retaining trees on construction sites;  realistic prospect or hopeless aspiration?

Trees make the built environment a better place to live and work in, but research and anecdotal evidence is confirming that urban canopy cover is declining in Britain and across the developed world. Third world approaches to urban design and built-environment management is delivering today’s high density, low quality housing that will become tomorrow’s slums. Green infrastructure, with trees as its main component, must be placed at the heart of modern urban design if we are to stall and reverse the current race to the bottom of the sustainability spectrum.

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