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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 ; Mylonas, Demetris
eds.: Halblaub Miranda, Marianne ; Vásquez Fauggier, Gladys ; Knöll, Martin ; PRISMA - Centre for Development Studies, Athens, Greece (2019)
PREHealth: Designing health into urban green and blue infrastructures – The need for action in planning, policies, and research. National Report Greece.
Report, Primary publication

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: 2019
Editors: Halblaub Miranda, Marianne ; Vásquez Fauggier, Gladys ; Knöll, Martin
Creators: Papageorgiou, Fouli ; Mylonas, Demetris
Type of entry: Primary publication
Title: PREHealth: Designing health into urban green and blue infrastructures – The need for action in planning, policies, and research. National Report Greece.
Language: English
Date: 2019
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
URL / URN: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/8992
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.

URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-89929
Classification DDC: 700 Arts and recreation > 710 Landscaping and area planning
700 Arts and recreation > 720 Architecture
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
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 11:16
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