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Greening the City: The Health Evidence of Urban Nature

Townsend, Mardie et Henderson-Wilson, Claire (2017). Greening the City: The Health Evidence of Urban Nature. In: Healthy Cities: The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning. Springer New York, New York, NY, pp. 375-394. ISBN 978-1-4939-6694-3 DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6694-3_15.

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What is urban greening and why should we do it? How is it done and what gets in the way of us doing it more? This chapter introduces the notion of ‘greening the city’ and provides a rationale for such greening, based on evidence of the benefits of such greening for human, as well as ecosystem, health. It describes a range of approaches to urban greening, highlighting particular examples of their application around the world, and identifies a number of factors that prevent or discourage urban greening. The chapter concludes by placing the onus on us all, as individual citizens, as communities, as policy and decision makers and as practitioners, to identify and overcome the barriers to greening the city, so that our basic, evolutionary, human need for contact with nature may be met.

Type de document: Chapitre de livre
Mots-clés libres: Urban greening Attention restoration Parks, gardens and public open spaces Mitigation of environmental degradation Barriers to urban greening VAPEN
Déposé par: Veille References
Date de dépôt: 29 mars 2017 13:22
Dernière modification: 29 mars 2017 13:22

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