Benefits of green spaces

The BBC Web site today reports on a new study done in The Netherlands
which provides further evidence that living near green space reduces
rates of physical and mental illness. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8307024.stm

The most comprehensive literature review on this topic is probably the
one done for Parks Victoria (Australia). Go to
http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1grants.cfm and click on “Research.”

Two other reports cover similar ground, but focus on research done
in the United States:
— Outdoor Recreation, Health, and Wellness: Understanding and Enhancing
the Relationship (Resources for the Future, 2009):
http://www.rff.org/Publications/Pages/PublicationDetails.aspx?PublicationID=20803

The Health Benefits of Parks (The Trust for Public Land, 2007):
http://www.tpl.org/tier3_cd.cfm?content_item_id=21053&folder_id=188

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