Urban Green Nation: evidence base

Urban green nation Building the evidence base

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

March 2010

No one knows exactly how many green spaces there are in our urban areas, where they are, who owns them or what condition they are in. Urban green nation: building the evidence base will be of interest to policymakers and decision makers in central and local government and anyone interested in understanding more about England’s urban green spaces.

This new report from CABE starts to fill this information gap by compiling and analysing data at a national level. The summary presents the main findings of the research and the full report contains more information about the data, sources and indicators used.

Some key points from this publication:

  • Key findings The analysis shows that people use and value green spaces, but that not everyone is benefiting equally.
  • 20 facts about urban green space A handful of facts and figures about the state of England’s publicly owned urban green spaces.
  • Different experiences of green space Some people use green space less than others.
  • Data sources and indicators We used data that is already available to discover more about urban green space in England.
  • There are 2 documents to support this report: Found 2 reports:

    Urban Green Nation: research summary2010-03-01
    Urban Green Nation: evidence base. Full report2010-03-01

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