Healthy People

Public Health and Safety Are Tied to Green

Did you know that kids in tree-lined neighborhoods play outside 10% more and have lowers rates of ADD and asthma? And the correlations don’t stop just with kids. Studies show that residents of neighborhoods with abundant greenspace enjoy better general health. The character of neighborhoods exerts significant affects on residents’ physical activity; thus neighborhood design is becoming a public health issue.

Green neighborhoods with parks and open spaces…

  • Draw neighbors outdoors and encourage interaction.
  • Give children nearby spaces for outdoor play.
  • Encourage walking and physical activity.
  • Increase property values.