It is recognised that air pollution is one of the biggest environmental risks to health. The design of our urban infrastructure – including green infrastructure – determines where air pollution is produced, and how it disperses. It is important to dispel myths and work with evidence in understanding air quality which built environment professionals should consider at all stages of urban design and development. The Trees and Design Action Group have partnered with a distinguished group of academics in producing to produce preliminary guidance. First Steps in Urban Air Quality is available here.
Landscape For Scotland
The Landscape Institute Scotland have recently presented their Vision for Scotland: ‘Landscape for Scotland’. The document encourages Scotland’s commitment to international best practice in landscape protection, planning and management and supports the Scottish Government in delivering its Programme for Scotland. It demonstrates that Scottish landscapes are an essential aspect of people’s sense of place and belonging, contributing to the health and wellbeing of communities and also the role of landscape professionals in shaping the distinctive urban, rural and wild places that make Scotland so special.
To download a copy, click here.