Benefits of Nature

Bringing nature into cities is as much about people as it is about nature. Studies show social, health, economic and environmental benefits.

Social Benefits

  • Improves mood, concentration, and self-discipline
  • Reduces tension and violence
  • Fosters social connections

Health Benefits

  • Cools, reducing heat stress and heat-related illnesses
  • Filters air pollutants, reducing colds and asthma
  • Promotes exercise, decreasing obesity

Environmental Benefits

  • Improves air quality (and improves health)
  • Manages stormwater
  • Supports wildlife

Economic Benefits

  • Leads to new training and employment opportunities
  • Attracts investment and invigorates local economies
  • Raises property values

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