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8.02 Green space improves air quality by removing pollutants from the air.

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  2. [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...

  3. [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...

  4. [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...

  5. [English] Cool surfaces and shade trees to reduce energy use and improve air quality in urban areas
    2001 - USA

    "Urban trees and high-albedo surfaces can offset or reverse the heat-island effect. Mitigation of urban heat islands can potentially reduce national energy use in air conditioning by 20% and save...

  6. [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...

  7. [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...

  8. [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...

  9. [English] Nonmarket benefits of nature: What should be counted in green GDP?
    2006 - USA

    The benefits of nature include many forms of recreation, aesthetic enjoyment, commercial and subsistence harvests, damage avoidance, human health, and enjoyment of life’s diversity.

  10. [English] Money as an indicator to make use of economic evaluation for biodiversity conservation
    2003 - Germany

    Biodiversity conservation is the most frequently quoted public value. Often biodiversity loss is associated with the loss of genetic information which would be used for breeding or in medical...

  11. [English] Urban landscape conservation and the role of ecological greenways at local and metropolitan scales
    2004 - USA

    Greenways have the potential to serve as a stimulus for preservation and restoration of urban habitats and as a means of environmental education for visitors to conserved areas.

  12. [English] Domesticated nature: Motivations for gardening and perceptions of environmental impact
    2007 - USA

    The benefits that gardeners get and the ways they use their yards reflect a value for experiencing nature, and the yard is a significant source of satisfaction as well as social approval.

  13. [English] Turning brownfields into green space in the City of Toronto
    2002 - Canada

    The Toronto “greening experience” makes it obvious that the redevelopment of brownfield sites constitutes a valuable opportunity for increasing green spaces in urban areas and, thus, bringing about...

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