[Research Paper] The relation between proximity to and characteristics of green spaces to physical activity and health
Green spaces are associated with increased physical activity of nearby residents. But there are still gaps in understanding which proximity and what characteristics of green spaces can trigger physical activity.
In the context of the renovation of large housing estates, NBS are proposed to transform open spaces. Philippe Bodénan and Béatrice Béchet have studied these new methods of spatial design in the Nantes Nord district.
In this qualitative study carried out in France (Nantes), 28 people with a plot in an allotment garden were questioned through semi-directive interviews about the psychosocial impact of this type of space.