Urban Greening Improves

Academic Performance

Memory performance and attention span improve by 20% after spending an hour interacting with nature.12

Symptoms of ADD in children can be reduced through activity in green settings, thus “green time” can act as an effective supplement to traditional medicinal and behaviorial treatments.13,14,15

Nature experiences are important for encouraging imagination and creativity, cognitive and intellectual development, and social relationships.16,17,18

College students with more natural views from their dorm windows scored higher on attention tests and rated themselves as able to function more effectively.19

Urban Greening Improves

Mental Wellness

The experience of nataure helps to restore he mind from the mental fatigue of work or studies contributing to improve work performance and satisfaction. 5,6,7

People who visit green spaces for 30 minutes or more a week have lower rates of depression and high blood pressure.8

Even brief glimpses of nataural elements improve brain performance by providing a cognitive break from the complex demands of urban life.9

Urban nature can provide calming and inspiring environments and encourages learning, inquisitiveness, and alertnes.10,11

Urban Greening Improves

Physical Wellness

Urban green spaces encourage exercise and are more restorative environment than indoor settings.1

Green spaces provide necessary places and opportunities for physical activity. Exercise improves cognitive function, learning, and memory.1,2

In a study, residents of areas with the highest levels of greenery were three times as likely to be physically active and 40% less likely to be overweight or obeses than residents living in the least green settings.3

Childhood asthma rates are the highest in parts of the city where tree density is the lowest.4


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California native plants are suited to our climate, helping to conserve water. Native plants create habitat for birds and butterflies and help our regions biodiversity.