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The National Park City Foundation (NPCF), in partnership with World Urban Parks and Salzburg Global Seminar, created the first International Charter for National Park Cities (NPC).
They found that people who live near or spend time in "open, undeveloped land with natural vegetation as well as urban greenspaces, which included urban parks and street greenery," have lower rates of disease, increased sleep duration, and less salivary Cortisol (an indicator of stress) than people with the least access to greenspaces.
Chicago's green spaces have helped it secure a spot on a list of best cities for urban parks.
The World Urban Parks European Congress (WUPEC) will take place at venues including the Floral Pavilion Theatre, in New Brighton, and Birkenhead Town Hall, from October 15 to 19.
Spread over 20.5 acres on Kolshet Road, Grand Central Park, Thane is designed along the lines of successful urban parks in global cities such as New York, Chicago, Singapore and London as well as some of the best parks in India.
Urban parks are significant contributors in improving the quality of citizen's life (Ives et al., 2017 and Relf, 2008).
In the context of an increasingly built-up world, urban parks represent a vital resource for modern cities and their models of sustainability.
BBC One Wales, 7.30pm In a brand-new series, Iolo Williams explores four of Wales' most interesting and colourful urban parks and reveals the fascinating wildlife that can be discovered right on your doorstep.
Urban parks are providing that first park experience for thousands of people who may never go camping in Yellowstone, climb a rock in Yosemite, or see a grizzly in Glacier.
His four-episode series takes him to urban parks he's not familiar with.
The plan involves turning existing surface parking lots into new residences including townhouses and apartment towers, as well as approximately 4.11 acres of open urban parks laced throughout the community.

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