Report analyzing recent studies exploring the role of urban green space and cooling effects and reducing air pollution.
This report analyzed 102 peer-reviewed studies published over the past five years that explored the role of urban green space in providing cooling effects and reducing air pollution. It found that urban green spaces provide significant health benefits by filtering harmful pollutants from the air and providing cooling effects during extreme heat. Urban green spaces — from trees and parkettes to green roofs and large natural spaces —generally provide significant health benefits for residents and the community. It also found that these ecological benefits are directly related to the size, quality and density of the green space. (2015) By Habitus Research for thes David Suzuki Foundation (British Columbia).