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8.01 Green space protects habitat, biodiversity, and environmental integrity.

  1. Found: 1-12 of 52 entries
  2. [English] Health, Well-Being, and Open Space: Literature Review
    2003 - Scotland

    There are 5 key ways in which exposure to the natural environment is beneficial to human health:

    • Enhanced personal and social communication skills.
    • Increased physical health.
    • Enhanced...

  3. [English] The role of urban parks for the sustainable city
    2004 - Netherlands

    The experience of nature in urban environment is a source of positive feelings and beneficial services, which fulfill important immaterial and non-consumptive human needs.

  4. [English] Multiple impacts of the built environment on public health: Walkable places and the exposure to air
    2005 - USA

    It is not obvious that the air quality and physical activity agendas are perfectly consistent with one another in terms of the built environment recommendations that follow from each. It is...

  5. [English] Urban environmental quality and human well-being: Towards a conceptual framework and demarcation of
    2003 - Netherlands

    The construction of a multidisciplinary conceptual framework that goes beyond individual disciplinary differences is deemed necessary to further the field. Such a model is potentially of interest...

  6. [English] Empirical Evidence of the Contributions of Park and Conservation Lands to Environmental Sustainabili
    2008 - USA

    ” Parks and protected open space areas with coverings of trees and vegetation make two specific contributions to controlling stormwater runoff. First, their roots hold the soil in place which...

  7. [English] Quantifying the Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Urban Parks
    2008 - USA

    The expansion of green spaces in urban areas can reduce the energy use and CO2 emissions associated with water delivery by providing a medium for wastewater recycling and increased stormwater...

  8. [English] The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy
    2006 - USA

    Exposure to nature in parks, gardens, and natural area can improve individual and social health. 

  9. [English] Urban ecotourism: A contradiction in terms?
    2002 - New Zealand

    The authors discuss the various benefits of ecotourism operations based in urban environments - benefits related restoration of natural areas, impacts of the transportation of visitors,...

  10. [English] Temperature decreases in an urban canyon due to green walls and green roofs in diverse climates
    2006 - England

    The larger amounts of solar radiation a surface receives, the larger its temperature decreases are when it is covered with vegetation. "If applied to the whole city scale, raised urban temperatures...

  11. [English] Linked landscapes: Creating greenway corridors through conservation subdivision strategies in the no
    2003 - Canada

    Because of their low costs and inherent adaptability, conservation subdivisions can become the basic “building block” for creating community-wide and regional greenspace networks.  When local...

  12. [English] Perceptions of urban stream corridors within the greenway system of Sapporo, Japan
    2004 - USA

    Enhancing the ecological environment; creating a recreational circulation system; and making full use of the natural and cultural characteristics of local areas are important to the integration of...

  13. [English] Ecosystem services in urban areas
    1999 - Sweden

    Locally generated ecosystem services, such as air filtering, noise reduction and rainwater drainage, have a substantial impact on the quality-of-life in urban areas and should be addressed in...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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