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Green spaces provide benefits for people and nature. Photo by Ida Breed, GRIP Research team

Parks versus people? Challenges facing the South African capital’s greening efforts

South Africa needs to integrate urban green spaces as part of valuable infrastructure and provide framework for their sustainability.
Investment in public parks can help reduce crime. Peter Titmuss/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.

Crime is lower when cities are greener: evidence from South Africa supports the link

People may think that green spaces often hide criminals. On the contrary, there is evidence they contribute to reducing crime.
Photo: Jaana Dielenberg

Climate change threatens up to 100% of trees in Australian cities, and most urban species worldwide

Urban plantings are part of the solution to living in warmer cities, but most tree and shrub species in the world’s cities will struggle too. The impacts on liveability could be huge.
Science shows that humans are happier and healthier around other animal and plant species. Artur Debat/Moment via Getty Images

Do humans really need other species?

People wouldn’t last long without the countless other species we depend on for survival.

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