The Healthy Landscapes Research Group
Rural and regional areas across the world are experiencing rapid rates of development. By 2050 almost 70% of the global population will be living in cities. Rapid urban expansion and ever-increasing densification impacts biodiversity and is driving national and global biodiversity declines. This loss of biodiversity has effects on our ecosystem and the health of the planet which in turn affects human mental and physical health. There is therefore an urgent need to understand how to make cities, people and landscapes healthier and more sustainable.