The development of urban landscape development can have dramatic effects on the local environment. A built environment with multi discipline vegetation use is not only a more pleasant place to live and work,
- it drives productivity, health and wellbeing,
- increases property prices, decreases crime and stimulates motivation and performance
Compare a tree lined road with a non greened highway, the atmosphere is completely different, there is less noise, visible pollution, vehicles tend to move slower, there is more moisture and oxygen in the atmosphere that all lead to a more pleasant and productive environment.
Urban Greening mechanisms include:
- The use of ground based landscape
- Urban green areas and parkland
- Living roofs
- Vertical greening
- Street trees
Small areas of vegetation allow species transit through the urban landscape to larger areas of parkland, living roofs and vegetation.
Without these small areas and feeding stations, many species struggle to establish sustainably within the urban landscape as distances between applicable green areas prevent the expansion of delicate micro populations that rely on seasonal pollen and nectar sources.