The incidence of poor health has increased in the U.S., due in part to an increase in environmental threats and risks. Yet natural elements can be planned and managed to improve the environmental performance of built environments as well as mitigate the health risks and impacts of urban living. Provision of parks and nature can be part of the public health solution.
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