Determining the health benefits of green space: Does gentrification matter?

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Abstract

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Urban green space is demonstrated to benefit human health. We evaluated whether neighborhood gentrification status matters when considering the health benefits of green space, and whether the benefits are received equitably across racial and socioeconomic groups. Greater exposure to active green space was significantly associated with lower odds of reporting fair or poor health, but only for those living in gentrifying neighborhoods. In gentrifying neighborhoods, only those with high education or high incomes benefited from neighborhood active green space. Structural interventions, such as new green space, should be planned and evaluated within the context of urban social inequity and change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
JournalHealth and Place
Volume57
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

Keywords

  • Gentrification
  • Green space
  • New York city
  • Self-rated health
  • Socioeconomic class
  • Urban health

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