The Necessity of Urban Green Space for Children’s Development

Green spaces can significantly benefit children’s physical, mental and social development – from infancy into adulthood. A discussion paper from UNICEF outlines the many benefits of green spaces on children’s health and development, as well as actions to improve access to green spaces. 

Recommended interventions focus on empowering communities to claim and maintain their local green spaces, securing government support to improve and create green space in cities, and prioritising schools and childcare centres for green improvements.

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Source: UNICEF