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Quality Green Space Supporting Health, Wellbeing and Biodiversity: A Literature Review

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Davern, M and Farrar, A and Kendal, D and Giles-Corti, B, Quality Green Space Supporting Health, Wellbeing and Biodiversity: A Literature Review, National Heart Foundation, University of Melbourne, March (2017) [Government or Industry Research]


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Abstract

Design and delivery of open spaces that promote the health and wellbeing of people and the natural environment is a key challenge for health and urban planning in rapidly growing cities. There is growing recognition of the need for higher‐density more compact urban form to accommodate the growing urban populations. In turn, this places greater pressure on Public Open Space (POS) and green spaces within urbanised areas and emphasises the important role of city planning to incorporate green spaces. A greater understanding of how these spaces should be designed is needed to support human health and the environment, including the physical, mental and social health of individuals and communities, and the maintenance of ecosystem services and biodiversity.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:urban greening, public health
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Land use and environmental planning
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Kendal, D (Dr Dave Kendal)
ID Code:136118
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2019-12-02
Last Modified:2020-03-19
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