Who benefits from nature in cities? Social inequalities in access to urban green and blue spaces across Europe

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Series Details 15/2021, Number 15
Publication Date February 2022
ISBN 978-92-9480-413-6
ISSN 2467-3196
EC TH-AM-21-015-EN-N
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Parks, urban forests, tree-lined streets and riverbanks support urban well-being by providing space for rest, relaxation and exercise, and by keeping temperatures down. However, not everyone across Europe enjoys equal access to green space in cities.

This briefing reviews the evidence of socio-economic and demographic inequalities in access to the health benefits derived from urban green and blue spaces across Europe. It showcases examples of green spaces that were designed to meet the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged social groups.

Source Link https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/who-benefits-from-nature-in/who-benefits-from-nature-in
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  • https://www.doi.org/10.2800/160976
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European Environment Agency (EU EEA): News, 01/02/2022: How green are European cities? Green space key to well-being – but access varies https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/how-green-are-european-cities

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