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Are green cities healthy and equitable? Unpacking the relationship between health, green space and gentrification
Cole, Helen (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Garcia Lamarca, Melissa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Connolly, James J. T. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Anguelovski, Isabelle (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)

Date: 2017
Abstract: While access and exposure to green spaces has been shown to be beneficial for the health of urban residents, interventions focused on augmenting such access may also catalyze gentrification processes, also known as green gentrification. Drawing from the fields of public health, urban planning and environmental justice, we argue that public health and epidemiology researchers should rely on a more dynamic model of community that accounts for the potential unintended social consequences of upstream health interventions. In our example of green gentrification, the health benefits of greening can only be fully understood relative to the social and political environments in which inequities persist. We point to two key questions regarding the health benefits of newly added green space: Who benefits in the short and long term from greening interventions in lower-income or minority neighborhoods undergoing processes of revitalization? And, can green cities be both healthy and just? We propose the Green Gentrification and Health Equity model which provides a framework for understanding and testing whether gentrification associated with green space may modify the effect of exposure to green space on health.
Note: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu MdM-2015-0552
Note: Digital object identifier for the 'European Research Council' (http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000781) - Digital object identifier for 'Horizon 2020' (http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100007601).
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/H2020/678034
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: Green gentrification ; Health inequalities ; Environmental health ; Health promotion ; GREENLULUS
Published in: Journal of epidemiology and community health, Vol. 71, no. 11 (Nov. 2017) , p. 1118-1121, ISSN 0143-005X

DOI: 10.1136/jech-2017-209201


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