16 March 2021
Over three quarters of the UK population live in towns and cities, which are increasingly seen as vital areas for the future of nature. Is it possible to make our urban areas vital havens for nature? Are there examples of where it is already working? Is there good reason to believe that greening our built landscape will result in a better climate, greater biodiversity and improved mental and physical health?
Andy Lester is an ecologist and economist with degrees in the Rural Environment and Green Economy. He is Head of Conservation for the wildlife charity A Rocha UK. He is an environmental columnist for three newspapers and frequently speaks on local and national radio on the subject. Andy also volunteers as local chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, and is trustee and Conservation Officer for Hampshire Ornithological Society. Andy is married to his South African wife and they live with their four boys near Southampton.
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