Relationships Between Urban Green Areas and Health in China, Brazil and the UK

  • Klaus C. AlbertoEmail author
  • Loyde A. Harbich
  • Ying Li
Part of the Cities and Nature book series (CITIES)


This chapter discusses the interactions between green areas and health in China, Brazil and the UK, which have a potential towards improving health in general, especially because the quality of those spaces promotes walkability. The understanding of this interrelationships in different geographic contexts is important to promote modifications on urban planning focused to improve features of green urban areas. This chapter proposes different approaches and experiences about importance of greening on human health by existent researches. In general, methods used in studies about the relations between green infrastructure and health based on health measures, interviews and environmental data. It suggests that promote greenery as forestry, squares, parks, backyards or frontal yards, related to better overall health.



The authors thank the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate Program of Built Environment, School of Architecture and UrbanismFederal University of Juiz de ForaJuiz de ForaBrazil
  2. 2.Graduate Program of Cities and Design, School of Architecture and UrbanismFederal University of GoiásGoiâniaBrazil
  3. 3.School of ArchitectureTianjin UniversityTianjinChina

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