Journal article

Advantages of public green spaces in enhancing population health

Takemi Sugiyama, Alison Carver, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Jenny Veitch

LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018

Abstract

Since the burden of chronic diseases is rising globally, there is an urgent need to develop population-level approaches to reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Neighborhood environments, where people spend much of their time, are relevant in this context because they can influence residents’ daily behaviors related to health. In particular, public green spaces (PGS) can confer health benefits through facilitating physical activity, contact with nature, and social interaction. PGS may also mitigate socio-economic inequalities in health. However, despite growing evidence, PGS are generally not fully utilized as a resource for physical activity. Thus, there is substantial scope for enhancing ..

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Grants

Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

MJK is supported by a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research (#17716). JV is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (#1053426).