Fast Fact Library
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.
This resource is intended to showcase landscape’s multiple and sometimes surprising environmental, economic and social benefits and to help you make the case for sustainable landscape solutions in your community, with your clients, or on Capitol Hill.
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The perceived health of residents increases as the amount of green space increases within 3 km of their homes, regardless of how urban the respondents’ homes are. 15.5% of respondents living near the lowest amount of green space (10% of the land within 3 km of their homes) reported feeling unhealthy, while only 10.2% of respondents whose homes are surrounded by 90% green space reported feeling unhealthy.
De Vries, Sjerp, Groenewegen, Peter P., Maas, Jolanda, Spreeuwenber, Peter, Verhejj, Robert A, (2006). Green space, urbanity, and health: How strong is the relation? Journal of Epidemiol Community Health, 60(7), 587-592.
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