Access to green space and fresh air is vital for the wellbeing of our residents. It is also important for flood risk reduction, biodiversity, food growing, air cleaning and capturing carbon.
Biodiversity and green spaces
Climate change is damaging the habitats that are left. This is not only critical for wildlife, but for us too. As a housing provider we need a green infrastructure to help reduce overheating, prevent flooding and trees help to reduce air and noise pollution.
Improving and increasing biodiversity and open spaces and having access to community space is also important for residents.
Together with the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and other partners, we have produced a ‘Biodiversity Toolkit’ to help other housing providers and our residents support more wildlife near their homes.
It provides a guide on some of the best ways to improve the quality of green spaces for wildlife while involving residents in key decision making.
This project was funded by Natural Environmental Research Council grant NE/ S013989/1.