Green cities improve quality of life

Australians are more likely to feel happy, safe and healthy if they maintain the green areas and nature spots in their cities.

New research has shown that having an area of nature nearby improves the quality of life and ability to work of residents, as well as lowering crime rates and aggression in the community. Recovery rates were also shown to be greatly improved in hospitals that had nearby greenery.

The study also showed that having open green spaces in urban areas encouraged social interaction and personal empowerment.

Read more at The University of Queensland