Nature’s contribution to health and wellbeing in the city

James, P ORCID:, Tzoulas, K and Dennis, M 2020, 'Nature’s contribution to health and wellbeing in the city' , in: Designing Future Cities for Wellbeing , Routledge, New York and Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 54-70.

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Biodiverse, vegetation-rich, green-spaces are important in the context of public health in urban environments. Links between residential proximity and equitable access to natural environments have been made with cardiometabolic disorders and emotional well-being. Also, there is evidence to support the notion that spending time in nature improves cognitive restoration, decreases oxidative stress and lowers markers of stress physiology and low-grade inflammation. Emerging from the discussion in this chapter is the view that if the health benefits attributable to contact with nature are to be realised, there needs to be a change in the framing of nature within urban environments.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Boyko, CT, Cooper, R and Dunn, N
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138600782 (paperback); 9781138600775 (hardback); 9780429470684 (online)
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Depositing User: Professor Philip James
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 11:29
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 09:29

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