Green space and mortality in European cities: a health impact assessment study / The Lancet Planetary Health


Natural outdoor environments including green spaces play an important role in preserving population health and wellbeing in cities, but the number of deaths that could be prevented by increasing green space in European cities is not known. This study aimed to estimate the number of natural-cause deaths among adult residents that could be prevented in cities in 31 European countries, if the WHO recommendation for universal access to green space was achieved.

Publication Date: 01 Oct 2021

Author(s): Evelise Pereira Barboza, Marta Cirach, Sasha Khomenko, Tamara Iungman, Natalie Mueller, Jose Barrera-Gómez, David Rojas-Rueda, Michelle Kondo, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen