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Even the Smallest Urban Green Spaces Can Have a Big Impact on Mental Health

Even the Smallest Urban Green Spaces Can Have a Big Impact on Mental Health
There's no doubt urban green spaces are more pleasing to the eye than trash-strewn vacant lots that have been sitting in various stages of neglect for who knows how long.

But can transforming scattered patches of urban blight into green spaces also help to alleviate the blues?

An ambitious new study conducted in Philadelphia — a city with no shortage of abandoned buildings and vacant lots, particularly in lower-income neighborhoods — finds that green space is just what the doctor ordered.
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