Trees and the urban environment - weighing risks and benefits

Ball, David J. and Watt, John and Fay, Neville (2016) Trees and the urban environment - weighing risks and benefits. In: International Conference on Urban Risks (ICUR 2016), 30 Jun - 02 Jul 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Abstract

The presence of mature, broad-leafed trees in urban areas is increasingly evidenced as being beneficial for public health, mental well-being and the environment. Consequently, any loss of such trees should be regarded as increasing risk, potentially with significant consequences. Currently, austerity measures and fragmented policies are tending to miss out on the opportunities presented by a greener environment, and some policies connected with, for example, road safety and highway engineering have the potential to reduce tree presence if disproportionately applied, as does fear of litigation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper published as: Ball, David J. and Watt, John and Fay, Neville (2016) Trees and the urban environment - weighing risks and benefits. In: ICUR2016 Proceedings - International Conference on Urban Risks. Teves-Costa P., D. Quino & R.A.C. Garcia (Ed.), CERU - European Centre of Urban Risks, Lisbon, pp. 575-582.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management (DARM)
Item ID: 20280
Notes on copyright: Permission granted on 30/08/16, by the ICUR 2016 Conference Secretariat to make the full text of the accepted manuscript version available in the Middlesex University Research Repository (http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/).
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Depositing User: John Watt
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2016 11:58
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 20:29
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20280

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