Blue space in urban and peri-urban areas and mental health: which blue space types and characteristics are most beneficial?

Beute, Femke, Davies, Zoe, de Vries, Sjerp, Glanville, Julie, Keune, Hans, Lammel, Annamaria, Marselle, Melissa R., O'Brien, Liz, Olszewska-Guizzo, Agnieszka, Remmen, Roy, Russo, Alessio ORCID: 0000-0002-0073-7243 and Andreucci, Maria Beatrice (2021) Blue space in urban and peri-urban areas and mental health: which blue space types and characteristics are most beneficial? In: Green and blue spaces and mental health: new evidence and perspectives for action. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe; 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 24-27. ISBN 9789289055666

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There is an increasing awareness that besides green spaces, blue spaces can also positively influence mental as well as physical health (see for example, Völker & Kistemann, 2011; Gascon et al., 2017). Blue spaces are: “outdoor environments – either natural or manmade – that prominently feature water and are accessible to humans either proximally (being in, on or near water) or distally/virtually (being able to see, hear or otherwise sense water)” (Grellier et al., 2017, p. 3). Examples include coasts, lakes, ponds and pond systems, wadis systems, artificial buffer basins and water courses. Together with green spaces they form the green-blue infrastructure. Therefore, a second systematic review focused on effects of blue spaces on mental health.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying.
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469 Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Architecture, Construction and Environments
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Alessio Russo
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2021 09:38
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 10:15

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