Making the Most of Green Space for People’s Health

Making the Most of Green Space for People’s Health is new guidance for Local Authorities and other stakeholders on the ways in which green space benefits health, and can be improved, expanded and promoted to maximise benefits for people and place.

Making the Most of Green Space for People’s Health evolved from a workshop held in Exeter in November 2019. This work has been produced collaboratively by a group of individuals and organisations from across the UK, each with a different perspective on public health.

This guidance document contains a set of resources which explain how we can make the most of green space for people’s health. These include:

  • Summary of the evidence on the health benefits of green space
  • How green space contributes to other agendas for local authorities
  • What local authorities can do to enhance the health benefits of green space
  • Principles of successful interventions for improving health benefits of green space
  • Case studies
  • Supporting documents and research papers

Making the Most of Green Space for Peoples Health

Poster: Making the Most of Green Space for People's Health

Guidance Document
Published: August 2020
University of Exeter: Ben Wheeler, Rebecca Lovell, Sian de Bell, Ian Alcock, Lora Fleming, Cecilia Manosa Nyblon

WHO European Region: Matthias Braubach

Born in Bradford: Rosie McEachan

Devon Nature Partnership/Centre for Sustainable Healthcare: James Szymankiewicz

Cornwall Council Public Health: Richard Sharpe

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council: Rupert Lloyd and colleagues

Public Health Dorset: Rupert Lloyd and colleagues

Environment Agency: Jon Snowdon

UWE/Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments: Danni Sinnett

Suggested citation:
Wheeler, W., Gordon Brown, H., Lovell, R., (2020) Making the Most of Green Space for People’s Health.
European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter
Link to more information:
https://beyondgreenspace.net/making-the-most/

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