Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature


IWUN Publications

Birch, J. (2017) Connecting with nature in the city is more than visiting ‘green space’, Society Matters,

Brindley, P, Cameron, R.W, Ersoy, E, Jorgensen, A, Maheswaran, R. (2019), Is more always better? Exploring field survey and social media indicators of quality of urban greenspace, in relation to health,
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 39, 2019, Pages 45-54, ISSN 1618-8667,

Brindley, P., Jorgensen, A., & Maheswaran, R. (2018), Domestic gardens and self-reported health: a national population study, International Journal of Health Geographics,

Dobson, J., (2018) Green spaces help combat loneliness – but they demand investment, The Conversation, October 23, 2018 12.38pm BST,

Dobson J, (2018). From contest to context: urban green space and public policy. People, Place and Policy Online, 12 (2), 72-83, 14 December 2018, DOI: 10.3351/ppp.2018.3824435278

Dobson, J. & Dempsey, N. (2018). Beyond ‘green is good’ – the policy and practice dilemmas of urban nature and human wellbeing. Town & Country Planning, December 2018, 514-518.

Erhan, L, Ndubuaku, M, Ferrara, E, Richardson, M, Sheffield, D, Ferguson, F.J. Brindley, P & Liotta, A. (2019). Analysing objective and subjective data in social sciences: Implications for Smart Cities. IEEE Access. PP. 1-1. 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2897217

Henneberry, J., (2018) How the neoliberal obsession with valuing nature changes our understanding of it, The Conversation, December 3, 2018 4.43pm GMT,

McEwan, K., Richardson, M., Brindley, P., Sheffield, D., Tait, C., Johnson, S., Sutch, H., Ferguson, F.J.; Shmapped: development of an app to record and promote the well-being benefits of noticing urban nature, Translational Behavioral Medicine, , ibz027,

Mears, M.; Brindley, P. Measuring Urban Greenspace Distribution Equity: The Importance of Appropriate Methodological Approaches. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 286.

Policy and Practice Briefs

Five principles for policymaking

What Policymakers need to know

What Planners and Local Government Policymakers need to know 

What Greenspace Managers need to know

What Healthcare Professionals need to know 

What Voluntary and Community Groups need to know

Supporting People with Mental Health Difficulties – How Urban Nature can help

Supporting Young People’s Mental Health – How Urban Nature can help

Supporting People’s Mental Wellbeing Through Urban Nature – Challenging Inequalities


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