The impact of green space on heat and air pollution in urban communities: A meta-narrative systematic review Tara Zupancic, Claire Westmacott, Mike Bulthuis

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It is widely understood that urban green spaces have a natural ability to filter pollution from the air and reduce local air and ground temperature. This report analyzed 102 peer-reviewed studies published over the past five years that explored the role of urban green space in providing cooling effects and reducing air pollution.

Not surprisingly, the report found that urban green spaces — from trees and parkettes to green roofs and large natural spaces — generally provide significant health benefits for residents and the community. It also found that these ecological benefits are directly related to the size, quality and density of the green space.

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