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We've all walked past empty, sad-looking patches of our neighbourhoods and thought to ourselves "imagine if that concrete patch was full of plants and trees, it would be a great place to hang out."
HOW URBAN GREEN SPACES DELIVER MULTIPLE HEALTH BENEFITS
A new WHO report summarizing evidence on the health effects of green space in urban areas shows that green spaces offer numerous public health benefits, including psychological relaxation and stress reduction, enhanced physical activity and a potential reduction in exposure to – among other harmful urban factors – air pollution, noise and excessive heat.
How urban bushland improves our health
Urban bushland has health benefits beyond being a great place to go for a walk. It filters our air and water, helps cities avoid extremes in temperatures, and is linked to lower rates of chronic disease.