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Living with beauty

Subject: Living with beauty
From: Ben Rose
Date: Apr 07 2020 14:26:00
Here is something positive:

A report from the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/living-with-beauty-report-of-the-building-better-building-beautiful-commission


Its quite long but if you search for the word 'trees' you get to the good 
bits, like Page 105:

"Put simply, green is good for us, as Natural England argued in their 
evidence to us. The presence of greenery in the urban environment normally 
has a positive impact on our mental and our physical health. Street trees 
seem particularly important. They are associated with cleaner air, slower 
cars, fewer accidents. They provide shade in hot summers. And, perhaps 
astonishingly given the complexity of human life, street trees have a 
measurable effect on human health even taking into account income, age and 
education."

and page 106:

"We therefore conclude that government and local government should embark on 
an ambitious, even visionary, programme to plant urban trees and re-green our 
towns and cities. This is both right and aligned with the government’s aim of 
eradicating the UK’s net carbon contribution by 2050."


Ben




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