Spending time in nature promotes early childhood development

October 22, 2021
air quality
green spaces
urban geography
urban planning

A new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia suggests that living in areas with more greenspace (including trees, parks and gardens) can improve childhood development. This may reflect the fact that greenspace reduces the adverse developmental impacts of air pollution and noise, which can increase stress, disturb sleep and damage the central nervous system.

The results highlight the importance of urban planning and ‘green infrastructure’.