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Using green infrastructure to protect people from air pollution


This guide summarises the current best practice for how green infrastructure can reduce public exposure to air pollution in the urban environment. It has been produced in consultation with the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (University of Birmingham), the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (University of Surrey) and Transport for London.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Implementation
  • Planning


  • Hedgerows
  • Shrubland
  • Urban
  • Woodland

Challenges addressed

  • Air quality
  • Health, wellbeing & cultural value

Source | Greater London Authority

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