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City leaders increasingly take cues from public health research and advocates in recognizing the known benefits of nature spaces. But why now? It could be a combination of scientific progress and migration shifts.
The U.S. Census reports that about 80% of the U.S. population lives in cities and towns. More than 50 percent of the world’s population now lives in cities, and further concentration in urban areas is forecast.Read more
A healthy environment has historically been defined by the absence of risk; protection from toxins (e.g. air or water pollution), safety from violence, and food security. But more recent definitions require the presence of environmental benefits such as access to nearby nature and tree lined streets. A healthy environment also includes thoughtful attention to neighborhood siting of newly installed green spaces, and planned maintenance for the future health of green space and residents.Read more