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The Landscape Performance Series Fast Fact Library is a searchable collection of landscape benefits derived from published research. Each includes a citation and links to the full article when available.
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Senior citizens in urban areas have a higher longevity when the environment around their home includes space for taking a stroll, tree-lined streets, and less noise from traffic, and when their homes have more hours of sunlight. Living near parks and tree-lined streets has the greatest effect, adding over 3 years to seniors’ lives, while having the space available to take walks was the second-most important of the factors studied, adding 2.7 years to seniors’ lives.
Nakamura, Keiko, Takano, Takehito, Watanabe, Masafumi, (2002). Urban residential environments and senior citizens’ longevity in megacity areas: The importance of walkable green spaces. Journal Epidemiol Community Health, 56, 913-918.
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