Beautiful urban architecture boosts health as much as green spaces, conclude University of Warwick researchers
What kind of landscapes made people feel healthier?
Researchers at the University of Warwick say it is ‘scenery’ not just ‘greenery’ which is important when determining what makes a positive environment, wrote Sarah Knapton, Science Editor for The Telegraph in an article reporting on research findings by a team at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
“Our analysis confirmed that people do report their health to be better in areas with more green land cover. Importantly, however, we find that across urban, suburban and rural areas, we can better explain differences in how healthy people report themselves to be if we also consider how scenic the area they live in is,” said Dr Suzy Moat, Associate Professor of Behavioural Science and co-director of Warwick Business School’s Data Science Lab.
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The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports. To download a copy, click on Quantifying the Impact of Scenic Environments on Health