Tranquility in the city
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KeywordsTranquility; Cities; City parks; Countryside; Green spaces; Outdoor environments; Noise levels; Stress reduction
The number of people visiting their local parks and countryside is increasing according to a recent survey published by Natural England . An important reason given for visiting green spaces was to “relax and unwind” and these areas can be considered restorative or tranquil environments giving relief from cognitive overload and reduction of stress. Our green spaces can be a refuge from the din of city life and the green environment can provide shelter for wildlife and bird song can be heard. But are they suffi- ciently tranquil and what guidance do we have for improving such spaces if they are not?