You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Neighborhood blight, stress, and health: a walking trial of urban greening and ambulatory heart rate
Author: South, Eugenia C.; Kondo, Michelle C.; Cheney, Rose A.; Branas, Charles C.;
Source: American Journal of Public Health. 105(5): 909-913.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: We measured dynamic stress responses using ambulatory heart rate monitoring as participants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania walked past vacant lots before and after a greening remediation treatment of randomly selected lots. Being in view of a greened vacant lot decreased heart rate significantly more than did being in view of a nongreened vacant lot or not in view of any vacant lot. Remediating neighborhood blight may reduce stress and improve health.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- This publication may be available in hard copy. Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
XML: View XML
South, Eugenia C.; Kondo, Michelle C.; Cheney, Rose A.; Branas, Charles C. 2015. Neighborhood blight, stress, and health: a walking trial of urban greening and ambulatory heart rate. American Journal of Public Health. 105(5): 909-913.
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility