Parks or “green spaces” are a fundamental component of any city — so fundamental, they determine if cities are livable or not. The World Health Organization projects that around 69.6 percent of the global population will live in cities by 2050, and urban planners are working double time to develop more parks for new residents to experience healthier lives. To meet the growing demand, they partner with professionals who help produce, plant, and nurture trees and shrubs so their green projects will be more sustainable.
When cities become congested and polluted, parks help mitigate these urban ills and improve life for city dwellers. Aside from the aesthetic and recreational benefits they offer, trees and parks perform other significant functions that benefit both humans and a burgeoning metropolis:
Parks and trees make cities healthier and help develop long-term resilience to climate change and natural disasters. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen to the atmosphere. This reduces the presence of greenhouse gases, which create warming effects on cities. Tree roots also hold water and effectively manage unexpected flooding alongside sewers and drainage ditches. Parks encourage cities to be more energy-efficient by providing convenient spaces for residents to walk and bike, rather than use vehicles.
As natural ecosystems, parks provide a habitat for many forms of life, particularly to animals or wildlife displaced by urban development. Building parks within and on the perimeters of cities can help protect these animals from extinction.
Parks can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, since they encourage urban dwellers to engage in more physical activity. In a park, anyone can walk a dog, jog, and exercise. Trees also provide a meditative and soothing atmosphere for persons with behavioural disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). People can unwind and “de-stress” in parks, which make them an ideal place to energize bodies and refresh souls.
As multi-use recreational open spaces, parks are ideal locations for a variety of leisure activities. They are good places for family bonding activities after work. They inspire human interaction and encourage a sense of community. As frequent gathering places for both children and adult community members, parks create stronger connections that empower residents to look after each other.
Since parks need maintenance, they offer employment opportunities and provide additional income to more citizens. They make cities more livable so they can attract and support a more vibrant population and a highly skilled work force — particularly world-class professionals.
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