Confirming urban parks' value
Researchers evaluated how perceptions of park safety influence user experiences.
Researchers investigated how green spaces (public parks) influence the wellbeing of city-dwellers; findings are published in the Journal of Public Space.
Influences on mental and physical health
Cohen and team collected benchmark information on park use.
Currie studied how the design of small urban parks.
Cohen and team were interested in learning more about who visits neighborhood parks, and their findings are useful to people managing and designing parks.
Some studies are important because they rigorously confirm our expectations. A recent investigation by Wilhelm-Stanis, Vaughan, and Kaczynski of parks does just this.
Lighting and overall design influence how safe people feel.
The design and management of the natural environments available to suburbanites and city dwellers have a significant influence on the well-being of humans and their planet.