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PREHealth: Designing health into urban green and blue infrastructures – The need for action in planning, policies, and research. National Report Greece.

Papageorgiou, Fouli and Mylonas, Demetris Halblaub Miranda, Marianne and Vásquez Fauggier, Gladys and Knöll, Martin (eds.) PRISMA - Centre for Development Studies, Athens, Greece (Corporate Creator) (2017):
PREHealth: Designing health into urban green and blue infrastructures – The need for action in planning, policies, and research. National Report Greece.
Darmstadt, [Online-Edition: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/8992],
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Abstract

The present report is set to examine the connection between public health and the use of green infrastructure in Greece, and the capital Athens in particular. Specifically, the focus is placed on the role of the urban green infrastructure as spaces that provide opportunities for physical activities and sports, active recreation and active travel, thus contributing to the improvement of public health. The health profile and the physical activity trends of the Greek population are analysed with respect to the effects of the severe economic crisis in the urban population’s quality of life. The report also examines the contemporary policy and practice regarding the management of Athens’ green infrastructure towards providing opportunities for physical activity and active recreation to the city’s residents. Finally, the report goes on to identify the main issues as well as strengths in the current policy and practice, and makes proposals for the better use of open spaces and their connection to promoting a healthier lifestyle for the city residents.

Item Type: Report
Erschienen: 2017
Editors: Halblaub Miranda, Marianne and Vásquez Fauggier, Gladys and Knöll, Martin
Creators: Papageorgiou, Fouli and Mylonas, Demetris
Title: PREHealth: Designing health into urban green and blue infrastructures – The need for action in planning, policies, and research. National Report Greece.
Language: English
Abstract:

The present report is set to examine the connection between public health and the use of green infrastructure in Greece, and the capital Athens in particular. Specifically, the focus is placed on the role of the urban green infrastructure as spaces that provide opportunities for physical activities and sports, active recreation and active travel, thus contributing to the improvement of public health. The health profile and the physical activity trends of the Greek population are analysed with respect to the effects of the severe economic crisis in the urban population’s quality of life. The report also examines the contemporary policy and practice regarding the management of Athens’ green infrastructure towards providing opportunities for physical activity and active recreation to the city’s residents. Finally, the report goes on to identify the main issues as well as strengths in the current policy and practice, and makes proposals for the better use of open spaces and their connection to promoting a healthier lifestyle for the city residents.

Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Divisions: 15 Department of Architecture
15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe E: Stadtplanung
15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe E: Stadtplanung > Urban Health Games
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2019 19:55
Official URL: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/8992
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-89929
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