Green space and health
The contribution of green space is not only for the environment. At the same time, it affects the physical and mental health of people. It is a necessity for modern cities and an indispensable part of society.
In a phase of rapid urban development, human beings are faced with sub-health problems and epidemics in big cities are becoming progressively younger. What is more evident is that humans confined to their homes during epidemics are moving around in limited spaces, such as eating, resting, communicating, studying, working, etc. Confined spaces bring emotional anxiety, fear and physical illness to humans.
In contrast, urban dwellers are now keen on outdoor green spaces because they bring joy, comfort, increased social interaction and expanded emotional and psychological communication between neighbours. This is why healthy urban planning is particularly important and community gardens are a hotbed for urban dwellers.
The creation of a healthy, safe and natural community green space in the community through appropriate spatial layout and design is essential for the prevention and control of epidemics and public health.
As an urban design planner, the following points need to be considered in relation to community green spaces
1. What benefits can green spaces bring to people and the environment?
2. What is the human need for green space?
3. What types of people are there and what are their ages?
4. How to plan community green space wisely?
Community Green Space
For community green spaces, the arrangement of green spaces is not easily too narrow and fragmented in order to achieve ecological balance, ensure their connectivity and promote the interaction of green spaces. Some of the space in the green space is used to allow people to move around. For example, rest, camping, recreation, it is a free space.
Providing residents with more sensory stimulation, the ecological benefits of plants are combined with the rational layout of the green space to isolate polluted air from the outside world. Plants have the effect of killing bacteria, releasing oxygen and purifying the air, for example: lilac, lemon, camellia, lohan pine, begonia, camphor, black pine, boxwood, etc. Improves the quality of the environment and makes humans healthier physically and mentally.
Green event space
The combination of greenery and activity makes for better health and human movement in a green environment. The layout of the site takes into account the direction of wind flow, arranging absorbent plant communities so that the air is purified and noise is reduced, and the sparseness of the plant space gives the landscape a therapeutic effect. In the activity space, leisure tables and chairs can be arranged to release the activity space so that human beings can move around in the green space and increase the time they spend in the outdoor space.
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Depending on the population of the community, we have set up therapeutic garden facilities, horticultural therapy activities and a civic garden to grow vegetables, fruits, plants, etc.For people interested in using the courtyard for therapeutic purposes, this therapeutic practice is aimed at children, the elderly, the disabled and the less able.it can promote growth, improve the intelligence of the imbecile, eliminate trauma and interact with nature and horticultural crops as the core of communication.
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 Code for the design of green areas in residential areas DB11/T 214-2003
 Introduction to Horticultural Therapy 8-2011