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Article: Benefits and well-being perceived by people visiting green spaces in periods of heat stress

TitleBenefits and well-being perceived by people visiting green spaces in periods of heat stress
Authors
KeywordsUrban forestry
Environmental psychology
Italy
Physical benefits
Psychological benefits
UK
Issue Date2009
Citation
Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 2009, v. 8, n. 2, p. 97-108 How to Cite?
AbstractIn urban environments, green spaces have proven to act as ameliorating factors of some climatic features related to heat stress, reducing their effects and providing comfortable outdoor settings for people. In addition, green spaces have demonstrated greater capacity, compared with built-up areas, for promoting human health and well-being. In this paper, we present results of a study conducted in Italy and the UK with the general goal to contribute to the theoretical and empirical rationale for linking green spaces with well-being in urban environments. Specifically, the study focused on the physical and psychological benefits and the general well-being associated with the use of green spaces on people when heat stress episodes are more likely to occur. A questionnaire was set up and administered to users of selected green spaces in Italy and the UK (n=800). Results indicate that longer and frequent visits of green spaces generate significant improvements of the perceived benefits and well-being among users. These results are consistent with the idea that the use of green spaces could alleviate the perception of thermal discomfort during periods of heat stress. © 2009 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/250922
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dc.contributor.authorLafortezza, Raffaele-
dc.contributor.authorCarrus, Giuseppe-
dc.contributor.authorSanesi, Giovanni-
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Clive-
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-01T01:54:05Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-01T01:54:05Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationUrban Forestry and Urban Greening, 2009, v. 8, n. 2, p. 97-108-
dc.identifier.issn1618-8667-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/250922-
dc.description.abstractIn urban environments, green spaces have proven to act as ameliorating factors of some climatic features related to heat stress, reducing their effects and providing comfortable outdoor settings for people. In addition, green spaces have demonstrated greater capacity, compared with built-up areas, for promoting human health and well-being. In this paper, we present results of a study conducted in Italy and the UK with the general goal to contribute to the theoretical and empirical rationale for linking green spaces with well-being in urban environments. Specifically, the study focused on the physical and psychological benefits and the general well-being associated with the use of green spaces on people when heat stress episodes are more likely to occur. A questionnaire was set up and administered to users of selected green spaces in Italy and the UK (n=800). Results indicate that longer and frequent visits of green spaces generate significant improvements of the perceived benefits and well-being among users. These results are consistent with the idea that the use of green spaces could alleviate the perception of thermal discomfort during periods of heat stress. © 2009 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofUrban Forestry and Urban Greening-
dc.subjectUrban forestry-
dc.subjectEnvironmental psychology-
dc.subjectItaly-
dc.subjectPhysical benefits-
dc.subjectPsychological benefits-
dc.subjectUK-
dc.titleBenefits and well-being perceived by people visiting green spaces in periods of heat stress-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ufug.2009.02.003-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-63249116223-
dc.identifier.volume8-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage97-
dc.identifier.epage108-
dc.identifier.eissn1610-8167-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000265431700004-

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