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Background Reading

Mental Health and the Environment

Alcock et al.(2014). Longitudinal Effects on Mental Health of Moving to Greener and Less Green Urban Areas. Environmental Science and Technology. 48:1247-1255. Retrieved from http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/es403688w

PLOS Medicine, Ferrari et al 2013: http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001547

Walmesley, A. (2013, April 22). Green spaces mean happier days for people living in big towns and cities. The Western Morning News, p. 3. Accessed at http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/green-space-makes-happy-say-exeter-university/story-18769226-detail/story.html , 2016.

Review the articles in your background information regarding mental health and green space.

  1. What measurements were used to assess mental health in the articles you read? How were these measurements related to green space?
  2. Analyze the amount of green space in your area using the following Park Land website. Go to the following website (http://parkscore.tpl.org/rankings.php) that ranks 100 major US cities on their current ability to meet the need for parks. Find the major city listed that is closest to where you live.

How does this city rank? What does the ranking mean?

Look at the in-depth city profiles on the left-hand side of the screen (in red).

What percentage of your city is considered Park Land?

Look at the historic data (also found on the left of the website) for your city over the last 3 to 4 years- has it increased or decreased its percentage of park lands? Compare this to the national median data percentages located at the bottom of the historical data chart.

3. How does your city compare? List this data in your report.3.Make some predictions about the effects of the availability of green space on mental health in your chosen city. Do you think your chosen city could improve its current amount of greenspaces. In what ways?

Organize this assignment using subtitles that summarize each question above. For example, to answer Question 1, use a descriptive subtitle like the following: Measuring Green Space. Answer each question under the subtitle using complete sentences that relate back to the question. Use APA formatting to cite any sources used within the text of your essay. Also, be sure to include a reference section at the end of your assignment that lists the sources that you were required to read and any additional resources you used to research your answers. There should only be 2-3 cites in the paper. USE ALL READING PROVIDED> NO PLAGIARISM

Background ReadingMental Health and the EnvironmentAlcock et al.(2014). Longitudinal Effects on Mental Health of Moving to Greener and Less Green Urban Areas. Environmental Science and Technology. 48:1247-1255. Retrieved from http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/es403688wPLOS Medicine, Ferrari et al 2013: http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001547Walmesley, A. (2013, April 22). Green spaces mean happier days for people living in big towns and cities. The Western Morning News, p. 3. Accessed at http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/green-space-makes-happy-say-exeter-university/story-18769226-detail/story.html , 2016.Review the articles in your background information regarding mental health and green space.What measurements were used to assess mental health in the articles you read? How were these measurements related to green space?Analyze the amount of green space in your area using the following Park Land website. Go to the following website (http://parkscore.tpl.org/rankings.php) that ranks 100 major US cities on their current ability to meet the need for parks. Find the major city listed that is closest to where you live.How does this city rank? What does the ranking mean?Look at the in-depth city profiles on the left-hand side of the screen (in red).What percentage of your city is considered Park Land?Look at the historic data (also found on the left of the website) for your city over the last 3 to 4 years- has it increased or decreased its percentage of park lands? Compare this to the national median data percentages located at the bottom of the historical data chart.3. How does your city compare? List this data in your report.3.Make some predictions about the effects of the availability of green space on mental health in your chosen city. Do you think your chosen city could improve its current amount of greenspaces. In what ways?Organize this assignment using subtitles that summarize each question above. For example, to answer Question 1, use a descriptive subtitle like the following: Measuring Green Space. Answer each question under the subtitle using complete sentences that relate back to the question. Use APA formatting to cite any sources used within the text of your essay. Also, be sure to include a reference section at the end of your assignment that lists the sources that you were required to read and any additional resources you used to research your answers. There should only be 2-3 cites in the paper. USE ALL READING PROVIDED> NO PLAGIARISM