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The Benefits of Green Infrastructure: An Evidence Review

Did you know that street trees reduce air pollution by around 50%? That increasing the area of green infrastructure in greater Manchester by 10% could cool the city by 2.5 degrees Celsius? That walking in natural environments produces stronger short‐term cognitive benefits than walking in the residential urban environment? That using greenspace regularly for physical activity halves the risk of poor mental health?

The quality and quantity of our green infrastructure has real impacts on our health, our economy, and the rest of our environment. We've gathered an evidence review to provide a fascinating insight and make the connections between these things more tangible.

We also fund projects that are working hard to maximise these impacts in their local environment. Have a look at our projects here.