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Urban Green Spaces

Public Health and Sustainability in the United States

  • Viniece Jennings
  • Matthew H. E. M. Browning
  • Alessandro Rigolon

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Viniece Jennings, Matthew H. E. M. Browning, Alessandro Rigolon
    Pages 1-6
  3. Viniece Jennings, Matthew H. E. M. Browning, Alessandro Rigolon
    Pages 7-30
  4. Viniece Jennings, Matthew H. E. M. Browning, Alessandro Rigolon
    Pages 31-46
  5. Viniece Jennings, Matthew H. E. M. Browning, Alessandro Rigolon
    Pages 47-69
  6. Viniece Jennings, Matthew H. E. M. Browning, Alessandro Rigolon
    Pages 71-99
  7. Viniece Jennings, Matthew H. E. M. Browning, Alessandro Rigolon
    Pages 101-102

About this book

Introduction

This book crosses disciplinary boundaries to investigate how the benefits of green spaces can be further incorporated in public health. In this regard, the book highlights how ecosystem services provided by green spaces affect multiple aspects of human health and well-being, offering a strategic way to conceptualize the topic. 

For centuries, scholars have observed the range of health benefits associated with exposure to nature. As people continue to move to urban areas, it is essential to include green spaces in cities to ensure sustained human health and well-being. Such insights can not only advance the science but also spark interdisciplinary research and help researchers creatively translate their findings into benefits for the public. The book explores this topic in the context of ‘big picture’ frameworks that enhance communication between the environmental, public health, and social sciences.

Keywords

Green Spaces in Cities Urban Well-Being Ecosystem Services Public Health in Cities Urban Sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  • Viniece Jennings
    • 1
  • Matthew H. E. M. Browning
    • 2
  • Alessandro Rigolon
    • 3
  1. 1.Integrating Human and Natural SystemsUS Forest ServiceAthensUSA
  2. 2.Department of Recreation, Sport and TourismUniversity of IllinoisUrbana–ChampaignUSA
  3. 3.Department of Recreation, Sport and TourismUniversity of IllinoisUrban–ChampaignUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10469-6
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-10468-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-10469-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4165
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4173
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