Black and minority ethnic communities fare worst. Areas with very few BME residents can have up to 11 times more green space than areas where more than 40% of the population are from black and minority ethnic groups. And the spaces they do have are morel likely to be of a low quality. If this discrepancy was in terms of the number of hospitals, or the number of schools, would people stand for this glaring inequality? This matters. It has a knock on effect on people’s health and wellbeing. It compounds the impact of deprivation.
Shockingly less than 1 per cent of people living in social housing in our study said they used the green space on their estate.
Understanding the state of England’s urban green space and its impact on people’s health and well-being Helen Beck, Public Space Research Advisor, CABE
Understanding the state of urban green space and why this matters
18 month programme of work
Understanding the ‘state’ of England’s urban green space: ‘Urban Green Nation’ and ‘The Green Information Gap’
Why does this matter
for people’s health and
well-being? ‘Community Green’
Urban Green Nation: Building the green space evidence base
Over 70 major data sources and an inventory of over 16,000 spaces
What does it tell us about publicly owned and managed urban green space? Evidence for the sector
6 themes and a baseline for the future
Green space data analysed with socio-economic information