European Public Health pre-conference on Nature & Public Health – University of Copenhagen

European Public Health pre-conference on Nature & Public Health

Research suggests a positive relationship between nature and human health. As a result urban open green spaces can be seen as a resource for promoting public health. However, as people become more urbanized access to nature decreases and an evidence-based approach to city planning becomes fundamental. How strong is the evidence for public health benefits of urban open green spaces and how can city planners work evidence-based?

The conference presented national and international researchers who presented their research focusing on nature’s health benefits for public health.

The purpose of the conference:

  • To present research that shows the effect of the relation between nature and the health of human beings.
  • To create a forum for future interdisciplinary collaboration among the different professions involved.
  • To offer paper and poster presentations for national and international researchers working within the theme of the conference (see ’call for abstracts’).