CABE – Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, 2010, Community green: using local spaces to tackle inequality and improve health, CABE Space
- Author : CABE - Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
- Year : 2010
- Title English : Community green: using local spaces to tackle inequality and improve health
- Pages : 60
- Publisher : CABE Space
- Comments/Notes : Community green uniquely investigates the inter-relationship between urban green space, inequality, ethnicity, health and wellbeing. It is the largest study of its kind in England.1
Some of the most acute effects of deprivation are felt by black and minority ethnic communities living on a low income in urban areas. The poor quality of their local environment has a considerable impact on their health and wellbeing.
People living in deprived urban areas recognise and appreciate the value of local green spaces, but they underuse the spaces that are most convenient because these spaces are often poor quality and feel unsafe. The study found, for instance, that less than 1 per cent of people living in social housing reported using the green space on their estate.