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Neighborhood Blight, Stress, and Health: A Walking Trail of Urban Greening and Ambulatory Heart Rate

Remediating neighborhood blight may reduce stress and improve health.

South et al

American Journal of Public Health, 105(5), May 2015, pp. 909-913

In-view proximity to a greened vacant lot decreases heart rate compared with in-view proximity to a nongreened vacant lot, suggesting a biological link betweenvacant lot greening and reduction in acute stress.