Greening Blocks: A Conceptual Typology of Practical Design Interventions to Integrate Health and Climate Resilience Co-Benefits
Sara Barron, Sophie Nitoslawski, Kathleen L Wolf, Angie Woo, Erin Desautels, Stephen RJ Sheppard
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI | Published : 2019
It is increasingly evident that exposure to green landscape elements benefits human health. Urban green space in cities is also recognized as a crucial adaptation response to changes in climate and its subsequent effects. The exploration of conceptual and practical intersections between human health, green spaces, and climate action is needed. Evidence-based guidance is needed for stakeholders, practitioners, designers, and citizens in order to assess and manage urban green spaces that maximize co-benefits for both human health and climate resilience. This paper proposes interventions that provide strategic green space enhancement at the neighborhood and block scale. We propose eight tangibl..View full abstract
Awarded by REAL ESTATE FOUNDATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
This research was funded by REAL ESTATE FOUNDATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, grant number 2018-77.