The 'Glasgow effect' implies cities make us sad. Can the city prove the opposite? - News Summed Up

The 'Glasgow effect' implies cities make us sad. Can the city prove the opposite?


Studies have consistently linked city living with poorer mental health. Are these urban dwellers doomed to poor mental health, or can planners design cities that will keep us healthy and happy? “Mental health is almost uniformly worse in cities … that’s just what the data shows,” Meyer-Lindenberg says. Various studies have suggested that nature – be that a tree or a park – has an important impact on people’s mental health. Could bad buildings damage your mental health?


Source: The Guardian October 16, 2019 11:30 UTC



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