Property developers can increase the value of their land by incorporating more parks, trees and green spaces into their projects, finds a new report from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).

It takes less than an hour from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to reach Thane, the low profile neighbour of glitzy and glamorous Mumbai.

Just a few years ago, Karanji lake in Mysuru was considered to be one of the dirtiest spots in the city.

This note advises city leaders on how to manage the growth and transformation of urban forms toward an energy efficient and livable path through supportive planning policies, zoning regulations, and design guidelines.

Green spaces have been associated with improved mental health in children; however, available epidemiological evidence on their impact on child behavioral development is scarce. In this study the researchers investigated the impact of contact with green spaces and blue spaces (beaches) on indicators of behavioral development and symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in schoolchildren.

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Green spaces have been associated with both health benefits and risks in children; however, available evidence simultaneously investigating these conflicting influences, especially in association with different types of greenness, is scarce. The researchers aimed to simultaneously evaluate health benefits and risks associated with different types of greenness in children, in terms of sedentary behavior (represented by excessive screen time), obesity, current asthma, and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis.

Miffed at the apathy of the Ghaziabad civic agencies towards growing concretisation of pavements and areas which are otherwise marked as ‘green belt’, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) was on Monda

Although the importance of addressing ecosystem service benefits in regional land use planning and decision-making is evident, substantial practical challenges remain. In particular, methods to identify priority areas for the provision of key ecosystem services and other environmental services (benefits from the environment not directly linked to the function of ecosystems) need to be developed. Priority areas are locations which provide disproportionally high benefits from one or more service.

Green spaces have been associated with improved mental health in children; however, available epidemiological evidence on their impact on child behavioral development is scarce. The objective of the study was to investigate the impact of contact with green spaces and blue spaces (beaches) on indicators of behavioral development and symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in schoolchildren.

A new Green Infrastructure (GI) guide, launched at World Water Week, is set to raise much needed awareness of the benefits of GI solutions for water resources management, says the UNEP.

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