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Green spaces: measuring their impact on health and wellbeing for citizens

Many places are ready to implement green infrastructure strategies that promote densification while supporting mental and physical wellbeing. A new tool, using new data sources and technologies, can help to plan and cost green space plans, says Therese Karger-Lerchl, Vivid Economics

14 October 2019
The important role green spaces play on our cities is widely recognised and many places are ready to implement comprehensive green infrastructure strategies
The important role green spaces play on our cities is widely recognised and many places are ready to implement comprehensive green infrastructure strategies

 

Cities are busy places and green spaces can provide a space of calm or a place to exercise, somewhere to meet friends or enjoy nature. Green spaces also improve air quality and sequester carbon, making our lives better and healthier. 

At the same time, within the public sector, the squeezing of budgets has been much publicised in recent months. In tandem, across the UK, we are increasingly seeing a drive for urban intensification in our towns and cities as we seek to respond to the housing...

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