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Benefits of urban parks

a systematic review of evidence

Annerstedt, Matilda and Busse Nielsen, Anders and Maaruthaveeran, Sreetheran and Konijnendijk, Cecil (2012). Benefits of urban parks. IFPRA world. 2012:6, 10-12
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Abstract

At Ifpra’s World Congress in Hong Kong, the decision was taken to set up a new Scientific Task Force (STF). One of the main activities of this Task Force is to provide state-of-the-art knowledge on different aspects of parks. A major challenge is of course to find scientific proof for the benefits provided by urban parks, benefits that we often take for granted. In order to make sure that parks are part of political agendas at different levels, sound evidence of park benefits has to be provided. This need can be met by a review of existing scientific literature (best external evidence), carried out in a systematic way. By applying a systematic method the usefulness of such a document will increase, since the findings will meet the standards for evidence-based decisions.

Authors/Creators:Annerstedt, Matilda and Busse Nielsen, Anders and Maaruthaveeran, Sreetheran and Konijnendijk, Cecil
Title:Benefits of urban parks
Subtitle:a systematic review of evidence
Series/Journal:IFPRA world (1814-3709)
Year of publishing :June 2012
Volume:2012:6
Page range:10-12
Publisher:International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration
ISSN:1814-3709
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:No
Article category:Popular
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:K Forestry > K01 Forestry - General aspects
P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Landscape planning
Obsolete subject words > MEDICINE > Social medicine > Public health medicine research areas
Keywords:park, systematic review , benefits
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-585
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-585
ID Code:8995
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology
Deposited By: Matilda Annerstedt
Deposited On:28 Aug 2012 07:52
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:51

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