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The Greater London National Park

"Uniquely combining a biodiverse landscape with nature reserves, parks and gardens, the Greater London National Park* covers an area of over 1,500 km2 and is home to more than 8 million people.

"Recognised as one of the world's most important urban habitats, green spaces and water occupy over 60% of London's land. Over 1,300 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation cover 19% of the National Park and are home to more than 1,500 species of flowering plants and 300 species of bird.

"With over 300 languages spoken, 170 museums, four UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of Britain's National Trails, the Greater London National Park is open for you to explore."

"ARUP: Cities Alive looks at how we can build nature into our urban systems at all scales through high quality landscape design, via new development or retrofitting through a green infrastructure design approach.

"The publication analyses existing research and trends in landscape design, drawing out key elements which can help deal with rapidly rising urban populations, mitigate climate change and produce integrated solutions.

"It shows how the creation of a linked 'city ecosystem' encompassing parks and open spaces; urban trees, streets, squares; woodland and waterways can help create healthier, safer and more prosperous cities. To realise this vision, green infrastructure has to now take a more influential role in the planning and design of cities and urban environments."

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