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Figure Percentage of green urban areas in core cities
This map shows the percentage of green urban areas in core cities
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SOER Key fact Health benefits of green spaces
Every 10% increase in green space is associated with a reduction in diseases equivalent to an increase of five years of life expectancy.
Located in Articles Forests, health and climate change Key facts
Publication Forests, health and climate change
Urban green spaces, forests for cooler cities and healthier people
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Figure Share of green urban areas in European cities, 2006
Cities are core cities following the Urban Audit definition (Eurostat, 2010). In most cases the delineation of the core city matches the urban built-up area. But in some cases the delineation also includes substantial areas outside the urban built-up areas (parts of the urban fringe and hinterland); in other cases, it includes only city centres
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Figure Percentage of green urban areas in EU-27 core cities
This map shows the percentage of green urban areas in core cities
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Publication chemical/x-pdb Urban environment - SOER 2010 thematic assessment
The global population is congregating in our cities. Eighty per cent of the world’s estimated nine billion people in 2050 are expected to live in urban areas. Our cities and urban areas face many challenges from social to health to environmental. The impacts of cities and urban areas are felt in other regions which supply cities with food, water and energy and absorb pollution and waste. However, the proximity of people, businesses and services associated with the very word ‘city’ means that there are also huge opportunities. Indeed, well designed, well managed urban settings offer a key opportunity for sustainable living.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
SOER Message Urban environment — key message 1
For the three-quarters of Europe's population that lives in cities and towns, a good urban environment is a precondition for a good quality of life. This quality of life depends inter alia on clean air and water, efficient transport, low noise levels and green spaces.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Urban environment - SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Message Urban environment — key message 4
Despite some improvements, European cities and their inhabitants will still face a number of important challenges in the future. They are highly vulnerable to many impacts of climate change such as heat waves, water scarcity, flooding, and related health problems, and will still need to cope with high transport loads, air quality problems, noise and loss of green areas.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Urban environment - SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
Figure Perceived and reported green space
In the municipality of e.g. Brussels, where there are few areas of green space, most respondents expressed satisfaction with the supply of green open space; whereas in e.g. Bratislava, where there are large areas of green open space, the level of satisfaction was much lower
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File D source code Cities, where the living is good?
Quality of life in cities and towns can mean many different things to people. Finding the right balance of a healthy environment and good social and economic provisions is a precondition. Participants of the 2008 Open Days (European Week of Regions and Cities) talk about how they see their cities and towns as a good place to live in.
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