The world is urbanising and fast. More than 55% of the global population live in towns and cities, according to the United Nations. With another 2.5 billion people likely to move to urban areas by 2050, this proportion will rise to 68%.

We need our cities to accommodate this growth. But we cannot let modern urban growth come at the expense of the environment. Building more homes, schools, shops, and hospitals cannot threaten our wildlife, parks and other protected natural spaces. In the UK, f...


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