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Tree roots and the built environment

Tree roots and the built environment

A new publication from the DCLG provides a review of current research and knowledge on tree roots and their interaction with the built environment. The text provides the basic science of soils and root biology and highlights the ease with which trees can be damaged and killed by adversly affecting their rooting environment

Promoting green roofs in the UK

Green roofs help to keep cities clean, breathable and attractive. Widely used in North America, a June conference here in the UK hopes to build on the positive attention the concept received at the recent UK Ecobuild conference in London. Read on for more information...

London: Royal Parks

London: Royal Parks

A study of the redesign of London''s Royal Parks, looking at the large scale design of landscape and buildings together. Within this remit, one particular interests was the role of what was royal (and private) and is now in the public realm and how to make the best of this changed situation.

An aim was to remedy the fact that all the Royal Parks suffered from a lack of vision of how society today could use the parks in an inspiring way, Just as Greenwich should be grand and awesome and Versailles-like, so should the other parks regain their splendour, but for the benefit of the modem democracy we live in.