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Urban Green

  • By: Stephen T. Schroth, Jason A. Helfer & Luke L. Karner
  • In: Green Health: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Oladele Ogunseitan
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Geography of Health

“Urban green” refers to an approach to ecological predicaments that arise most frequently in a metropolitan setting and to green spaces within cities. As increasing proportions of the population elect to live in metropolitan areas, urban green has become an important approach to reducing society's ecological footprint and increasing the quality of life of city residents. Urban green approaches seek to consider economic, social, and environmental concerns when formulating solutions that allow populations to live in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner. In considering urban green policies and projects, concepts such as energy efficiency, light, air quality, noise levels, and citizens’ health and well-being are considered.

Parks and other urban green spaces, such as Tiergarten in Berlin, help moderate local climates by slowing wind and water and ...

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