Urban developers seem obsessed with the notion of building high-rise concrete jungles, or at the very least limiting development to high-density housing. It may seem like an obvious solution to population growth… but at what cost?
BY CATHERINE CASHMORE
I recently read a report about the value buyers place on having a garden. In the study, it’s claimed some families would spend an extra $75,000 to get a private bit of ‘green’ around their property. My reading of the findings followed a question I’d been asked by a reporter researching the notion of gardens and their place on a buyer’s priority list.