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PBHL 319 Nature Prescription: Trees, Green Space, and Your Health 3.0 Credits

Trees and green spaces distinctly shape the character of cities, and there is increasing evidence that vegetated landscapes also affect the health of urban residents. We will explore the relationship between vegetated landscapes and human health outcomes - from improved mental health and outdoor recreation, to benefits from ‘ecosystem services’ provided by trees and other vegetation. The environmental and biological mechanistic pathways leading to health effects will be delineated. Risk-benefit tradeoffs will also be considered. Also discussed will be the types of health impact data that may be useful to planners and policy makers to support decisions for installation of new parks or other urban vegetation, and a field assessment to estimate such impacts will be conducted.

College/Department: Dornsife School of Public Health
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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