Links

Health Parks monitors academic sources on a regular basis for up to date findings into the association between green spaces and health. It also maintains contact with centres of research around the world to develop a data base of relevant papers. In the light of this ongoing research, and drawing from extensive landscape experience, the Parks for Health and Health Evaluation Toolkits are updated to ensure it is based an appropriate landscape interpretation of current research and scientific findings. The following links are also provided for interest and ease of reference. 

Marmot Review: Fair Society Healthy Lives:

http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=16908107

Marmot Review: The Implications for Spatial Planning:

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/12111/53895/53895.pdf

The Governments strategy for Public Health: Healthy Lives Healthy People:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Features/DH_122253

No Health without Mental Health: A cross governmental mental health strategy for people of all ages:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/documents/digitalasset/dh_124058.pdf

Green Space Scotland (2007) Transforming Urban Spaces: A Review of the links between green space and health.:

http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/chp/publications/PDF/greenspace&healthfull.pdf

Faculty of Public Health (2010) Great Outdoors: How our Natural Health Service Uses Green Space to Improve well-being. An Action Report. (See pg 13 for related documents):

http://www.fph.org.uk/uploads/r_great_outdoors.pdf

Green Space. The National Parks Charity:

http://www.green-space.org.uk/resources/aboutparks/health.php

Landscape Institute: Local Green Infrastructure:

http://www.landscapeinstitute.org/policy/GreenInfrastructure.php

RTPI: Delivering Healthy Communities:

http://www.rtpi.org.uk/download/6443/GPN5_final.pdf