Urban Green Space

Urban green space provides important benefits to our economy, society and environment.

Green space, or urban green space, provides important benefits to our economy, society and environment.

The role that green spaces and the urban forest can play in improving people’s wellbeing has been the focus of a growing body of research.

A study published in 2013 suggested that urban green spaces improve people’s wellbeing and quality of life. Researchers from the University of Exeter, using data from 5,000 households over 17 years, found that people reported lower levels of mental distress and higher degrees of life satisfaction when they were living in greener areas.

Researchers agree that the body of evidence is sufficient for urban planners to factor in the benefits derived from green spaces when designing new developments.

Treeconomics can help your organisation to understand, quantify and highlight the benefits of trees and green spaces in cities, towns and urban areas. Contact us today for expert advice for your green space and urban planning.