What outdoor space tells us about inequality


Trapped inside

Decades of research have shown that spending time in green space is good for our physical and mental health – including boosting our emotional states and attention spans and improving our longevity.

Even a little goes a long way: a study in the 1980s showed that post-surgery patients assigned to hospital rooms with greenery outside recovered faster than those who didn’t have such accommodations.

In New York City, it is common to have windows face alleys or other buildings, or lack balconies, gardens and rooftops — which makes lockdown harder (Credit: Getty Images)

Pg 2/5

Contact Us