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Understanding urban green space as a health resource

Topics: Human Wellbeing | Comments

By Katherine Irvine, Sara Warber, Patrick Devine-Wright and Kevin Gaston

With increasing interest in the use of urban green space to promote human health, there is a need to understand the extent to which park users conceptualise these places as a resource for health and wellbeing.

This study sought to examine park users’ own reasons for benefits from green space usage and compare these with concepts and constructs in existing person-environment-health theories and models of health.

Conducted in 13 public green spaces in Sheffield, UK, the authors undertook a qualitative content analysis of 312 park users’ responses to open-ended interview questions and identified a range of visit motivators and derived effects.

Understanding urban green space as a health resource: a qualitative comparison of visit motivation and derived effects among park users in Sheffield, UK

Item 3_understanding urban greenspace as health resource (Irvine et al 2013)

 


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