Green Infrastructure, Physical Activity and Health. Evidence of Their Relationships in Spain
Currently, more than fifty percent of world population lives in cities; in the most developed regions upwards of 75% are urban residents (in Spain 77%), (UNFPA, 2011). We are in a moment where the urban species has already appeared for the first time. These cities do not often offer a healthy living environment. This fact and the lifestyle habits characterized by sedentary lifestyle, obesity and a poor diet cause health problems, increasing the incidence of non-communicable diseases, as the World Health Organization has revealed. For this reason, the design and planning of cities should be aimed at seeking solutions to these problems and green infrastructure provides an opportunity in this regard (Lafortezza, Davies, Sanesi & Konijnendijk, 2013).
"Green Infrastructure, Physical Activity and Health. Evidence of Their Relationships in Spain,"
Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning: Vol. 5:
1, Article 57.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/fabos/vol5/iss1/57
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