The World Health Organization states that "Green spaces such as parks and sports fields as well as woods and natural meadows, wetlands or other ecosystems represent a fundamental component of any urban ecosystem."
GreenUp determines if your community meets sufficient criteria as per internationally agreed upon standards of green space.
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Why are green spaces important for sustainability?
Rapid urbanization and metropolitanization lead to increase in exploitation of natural resources beyond environmental capacity and create instability. Hence, urban green spaces are a necessary consideration.
The science says so.
Why are they important for human health?
Green spaces facilitate physical activity and relaxation. They are often a place of meeting and community interaction. Urban biodiversity relies on these spaces. Thus, there are numerous physical and mental benefits - for which green spaces are key to sustainable urban planning.
What does GreenUp do?
GreenUp utilizes satellite images to determine UGS (Urban Green Space) availability within a particular "distance" (scope).
We do this using the Wolfram Language.
How do I advocate for green space?
GreenUp empowers the common man with information about green space around them. This in turn encourages advocacy geared towards green space development. Upon further work, the app can also be useful for urban planners to pre-plan green space and avoid future conflict.