What are the features of a green urban network that’s perceived to be of good quality?
Denser trees linked to strong social ties.
Being in a greener, natural environment “makes people feel better in the long run.”
Seeing more beautiful nature linked to pro-social behavior.
As McWilliam and her colleagues state “adjacent residential land uses degrade urban forests following development.”
There is a preferred ratio between solid areas and voids (doors and windows).
People underestimate the pleasure that they experience in nature, which has implications for the development of sustainability initiatives.
Graham, a garden designer and historian, has carefully reviewed the links between the United States’ social history and the design of its gardens.
The USDA Forest Service i-Tree Tools can be used to assess the “local, tangible ecosystem services that trees provide” either individually or in groups.
Laaksoharju and Rappe examined the relationship of 9-10 year old Finns with green spaces and plants.