Highlights

•    Pathways linking health benefits to pollution reduction by urban vegetation remain unclear.
•    The mode of green infrastructure deployment is critical to avoid unintended consequences.
•    Strategic deployment of green infrastructure may reduce downwind pollution exposure.
•    Development of design guidelines is vital to promote and optimize greening benefits.
•    Measuring green infrastructure’s socio-economic and health benefits are key research needs.

 

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