How can we improve urban greenspaces in order to promote mental and phsyical health for our communities? Health&Greenspace Action Planning Network links green infrastructure design and management to urban health policies and practices. The project focuses on physical and mental health benefits of urban greenspaces, as well as their role in improving social health and air quality and reducing heat stress in cities. Actions targeted by the network are linked to both physical changes to the urban environment and the promotion of social activities such as community, cultural, education and physical activity programs in green areas.
A growing body of empirical evidence indicates that exposure to urban green spaces has positive impacts on both our physical and mental health. In...
Kick-off meeting Phase 1
Kick-off meeting Phase 2
Activation meeting, Health&Greenspace Academy, Thematic Working Groups
Small scale actions starting
Integrated Action Plans ready, Peer-review sessions