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

The most comprehensive literature review on this topic is probably the
one done for Parks Victoria (Australia). Go to 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):

The Health Benefits of Parks (The Trust for Public Land, 2007):

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