Research group Biodiversity & Health
Impact of urban and peri-urban blue and greenspaces on human mental health and mental well-being - EKLIPSE Expert Working Group
Short descriptionThe Expert Working Group will assess and synthesize relevant knowledge related to the types and characteristics (components) of urban and peri-urban natural spaces (blue and green) that have significant impact on human mental health and mental well-being. This working group is a direct policy request from Working Group Biodiversity & Health of the French National Action Plan Health & Environment lead by the French ministry of Environment.
Structure of the projectFirst, we will conduct a systematic literature review and quality assessment of studies investigating the effect different types or components of bluespace have on mental health and well-being. The influence of bluespace on health and well-being is a developing research area, and this systematic review was conducted with financial support from the WHO Europe. Second, we will conduct a systematic literature review and quality assessment of all studies investigating the effect of different types or components of greenspace on mental health and well-being.
- Maria Beatrice Andreucci (Sapienza Università di Roma)
- Annamaria Lammel (Université Paris 8)
- Sjerp de Vries (Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra), Wageningen University and Research)
- Zoe Davies (University of Kent)
- Julie Glanville / Hannah Wood (York Health Economics Consortium)
- Hans Keune (University of Antwerp)
- Melissa Marselle (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)
- Liz O’brien (Forest Research, Forestry Commission UK)
- Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo (National University of Singapore/ Neuro Landscape)
- Roy Remmen (University of Antwerp)
- Alessio Russo (Far Eastern Federal University)
- Femke Beute (University of Groningen)
This working group is supported by EU EKLIPSE project and the WHO Europe.